Train Robbers

Train Robbers

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Director: Burt Kennedy

Cast: Burt Kennedy, John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor

     
 

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The action never stops in The Train Robbers, a spirited late-Wayne western with a surprise ending. Ann-Margret stars as Mrs. Lowe, a widow who wishes to recover some gold stolen by her husband and hidden away. She says she wants to return it to the bank it was stolen from and clear her family name. In order to do this, she persuadesSee more details below

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The action never stops in The Train Robbers, a spirited late-Wayne western with a surprise ending. Ann-Margret stars as Mrs. Lowe, a widow who wishes to recover some gold stolen by her husband and hidden away. She says she wants to return it to the bank it was stolen from and clear her family name. In order to do this, she persuades Lane (John Wayne) to ride into Mexico with her and recover the loot. Once they cross the border, they discover two very different pursuers: a large group of bandidos, and a lone horseman who seems to know their every move (Ricardo Montalban).

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This engaging John Wayne vehicle is a solid example of the kind of programmer Wayne made towards the end of his career. The Train Robbers boasts a tight script from Burt Kennedy that blends action, humor, iconic characterizations and the kind of meditations on machismo that define the Wayne filmography. Kennedy's direction is similarly tight, offering a taut pace and well-crafted action sequences. He also gets plenty of mileage out of a flavorful musical score by Dominic Frontiere and grand, scope-format photography by William Clothier. Best of all, Kennedy gets vivid performances from his cast that fit the archetypal characterizations in his script perfectly: Wayne is his classic self as the tough but good-hearted 'man's man' and Ann Margret lays on the charm as the woman who's inexperienced yet strong enough to go toe to toe with him. There's also a gallery of strong supporting performances backing up the star duo: Ben Johnson is charming as Wayne's most faithful friend, Rod Taylor steals a few scene as a motor-mouthed member of the gang and Christopher George has a few dramatically charged scenes as the hard-headed new guy who has to earn Wayne's respect. In short, The Train Robbers is strong genre fare and well worth the time for fans of classic Westerns.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
UPC:
0012569692268
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; New featurette Working With a Western Legend; Vintage featurette The Wayne Train; John Wayne trailer gallery; Languages: English, Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Lane
Ann-Margret Mrs. Lowe
Rod Taylor Grady
Ben Johnson Jesse
Christopher George Calhoun
Bobby Vinton Ben
Chuck Roberson Stunts
Jerry Gatlin Sam
Ricardo Montalban Pinkerton Man

Technical Credits
Burt Kennedy Director,Screenwriter
Luster Bayless Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph di Bella Makeup
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
Dominic Frontiere Score Composer
David Grayson Makeup
Howard Jensen Special Effects
Cliff Lyons Stunts
George Masters Makeup
Ray Moyer Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Frank Santillo Editor
Fred R. Simpson Asst. Director
Alfred Sweeney Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Michael Wayne Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Awaiting a Train [4:47]
2. Worth Taking a Change [3:49]
3. Mrs. Lowe's Purpose [2:25]
4. Boil It [3:33]
5. Let's Go to Mexico [4:47]
6. Riders in Pursuit [3:04]
7. Up Hills Together [4:22]
8. Lost and Found [5:08]
9. Horse Rescuers [5:21]
10. Drowning and Drinking [5:14]
11. Running From a Fight? [3:05]
12. Tracks to the Gold [4:39]
13. Shots in the Sand [2:37]
14. The Strongbox [4:27]
15. Growing Old, Growing Up [2:56]
16. No Matter What [1:45]
17. Night Seirmishes [3:38]
18. Headed Home [3:52]
19. Campfire Confession [3:51]
20. What He's Good At [2:47]
21. Depot Gunfight [3:43]
22. Commandeering a Train [4:13]
23. The Bitter Truth [3:15]
24. Cast List [3:39]

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