The Train Robbers

  • U
  • Burt Kennedy (1973)
  • US
  • 88 min
The Train Robbers
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Produced by John Wayne's son Michael, this rather overlooked western is a typical example of Support Your Local Sheriff! director Burt Kennedy's rumbustious view of frontier life. The Duke stars as a no-nonsense old-timer hired by grieving widow Ann-Margret to retrieve the gold stolen by her late husband. Wayne still cuts an imposing figure during the action sequences, and shows again that he was a better actor than even he gave himself credit for, especially during the scene where he reminisces about the gory glory days with Ben Johnson. Kennedy directs without frills, but a good western is often all the better for a broader approach.

Plot Summary

Western starring John Wayne as Lane, a Civil War veteran hired by a widow (Ann-Margret) to retrieve the loot from a bank robbery carried out by her late husband. Lane and some old comrades set out to bring back the stolen gold, but find they are not the only party interested in it.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lane
John Wayne
Mrs Lowe
Ann-Margret
Grady
Rod Taylor
Wil Jesse
Ben Johnson (1)
Calhoun
Christopher George
Ben Young
Bobby Vinton
Sam Turner
Jerry Gatlin
Pinkerton man
Ricardo Montalban

Crew

Director
Burt Kennedy

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Miracle Films Ltd
Guidance: 
Some violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Drama