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The Train Robbers (1973)

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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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 »


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Rod Taylor finally got to work with John Wayne after being considered for Rio Bravo (1959), walking out on Circus World (1964), and being passed over for The War Wagon (1967). In later years Taylor would claim to have been good friends with Wayne, although others who knew the older actor have doubted this. See more »

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Opening scene: Mrs. Lowe and Lane walk towards Grady & Calhoun, Mrs. Lowe and Lane cast shadows towards the rail track (left to right across the screen). Then the sky is overcast and the earth behind them is in shadow. It was in full Sunshine before. See more »

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Grady: Don't ever get old; you'll live to regret it.
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Featured in John Wayne: Working with a Western Legend (2005) See more »

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A successful, if predictable, "Wayne Western."

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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