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The Train Robbers (1973)

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A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

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Burt Kennedy

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Burt Kennedy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Lane
Ann-Margret ... Mrs. Lowe
Rod Taylor ... Grady
Ben Johnson ... Jesse
Christopher George ... Calhoun
Bobby Vinton ... Ben Young
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Sam Turner
Ricardo Montalban ... The Pinkerton Man
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A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

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The gold or the grave. The young widow could lead them to either. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreckiges Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director Burt Kennedy wanted to cast Jack Elam as Grady. However John Wayne would not allow this, because he felt Elam had stolen too many scenes from him in Rio Lobo (1970). See more »

Goofs

Grady says: "Hey, Sam. Take 'em over the corral and cut 'em loose.". We see a change of camera and a change in the direction of the shadows of the horses/riders. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Lowe: All you do is drift.
Lane: It's what I'm good at.
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Connections

Edited into Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (2014) See more »

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A successful, if predictable, "Wayne Western."
17 June 2007 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Mrs. Lowe (Ann Margret) is the widow who enlists the help of Lane (John Wayne) in finding a gold shipment that had been stolen five years ago…

In that time ten men rode away with half a million in gold… The fellow that was running the show figured they better hide it until things cooled off… So he took the Fargo box and rode south into Mexico… He had the misfortune of getting shot… But before he died, he told his wife—the mother of his little boy— where the gold was…

But his widow decided to get the gold, return it to the train company for a $50,000 reward, and clear her husband's name… The reason: she doesn't want her kid growing up thinking his old man ran around robbing trains…

In mid way, and as 'gold has a way of bringing out the larceny in all of us,' Wayne, with his old-times pals and two young helpers, find themselves followed by mysterious riders who also want the buried loot…

"The Train Robbers" features plenty of gorgeous vistas, from rocky scrub to a sea of rippling sand dunes… Also Wayne delivers one of his most memorable lines addressing Margret, 'I've got a saddle that's older than you are, Mrs. Lowe.'


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