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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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Storyline

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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Cursed gold, a vanished train and a thief's widow. He'd do better walking into hell! 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michele Carey who had co-starred with John Wayne in El Dorado (1967) was his first choice for the female lead in both True Grit (1969) and this film, but both times her schedule did not allow her to commit to the filming of either. See more »

Goofs

Opening scene: Lane, Jesse and others walk from the train in bright sunlight. We had previously seen: 1. Overcast skies with no shadow on the ground 2. Shadows cast from the water tower towards the hotel. 2. Shadows cast from the hotel towards the water tower. As Lane and the others walk from the train to the station, we see shadows fall from the direction of the hotel towards the railway. From Lane's point of view the Sun is behind Lane and shadows fall the others. Lane said: "That's your problem." Then as the camera switches to Lane, the shadow of the building falls in a different direction. See more »

Quotes

Sam Turner: All we want to know is what we rode here for.
Lane: What a gun rides anywhere for - money. The more of it the more chances you take.
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Featured in The Wayne Train (1973) See more »

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A classic, a real one
18 July 2013 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I know this film since I was a kid. Nothing new here. I watched it yesterday, once more. It could have been made by Andrew Mac Laglen. All these westerns made in the late 60's and early 70's, starring John Wayne and his pals, have nothing to do with the same period Sam Peckinpah's or Monty Hellman's ones, the new western, another kind. But I like the both. The new generation was more downbeat, the counter culture, the death of the old west. Wayne was thousand miles away from this. On the contrary, he was still in the old western, from the fifties and forties.

So, what could I say more about TRAIN ROBBERS?

I like this kind of westerns, and always will do.

Period.


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