The Train Robbers

The Train Robbers

Burt Kennedy (1973)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A thief's grieving widow persuades a gunslinger to help her find a cache of her husband's stolen gold and return it to the rightful owners. However, a group of Mexican bandits and a mysterious stranger are also after the loot. Western, starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor and Ben Johnson.

Cast & Crew

Lane John Wayne
Grady Rod Taylor
Jesse Ben Johnson
Mrs Lowe Ann-Margret
Calhoun Christopher George
Ben Young Bobby Vinton
Sam Turner Jerry Gatlin
Pinkerton man Ricardo Montalban
Director Burt Kennedy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Miracle Films LtdGuidance: Some violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Drama