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Plot: 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. Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 07 Feb 1973
Often brushed off as less than John Wayne's greatest, "The Train Robbers" has one of the best casts of the era, has some of the most gorgeous scenery, has some excellent dialogue, has some thoroughly admirable characters. and has more action than one could expect, or perhaps should expect, in its hour-and-a-half running time.John Wayne was perfectly cast as an honorable and brave man, and a good man, knowing he was getting old and realizing he could be crotchety -- somewhat of a running theme throughout, with the Ben Johnson and Rod Taylor characters also ruing the advancing <more>
years. Where the Rod Taylor character tells the Ben Johnson character "Don't get old," I had a particular laugh because I must tell others that very thing at least once a day! Jerry Gatlin was a very pleasant surprise. I don't believe I had noticed him before, and more often he is a stunt man, a breed I have unlimited admiration for; but in "The Train Robbers" he has a strong part. Watch him in his close-ups: He is a by gosh actor, strong but under-playing like the greats. This is an excellent performance!Bobby Vinton was one of the teen idols, or former teen idols, frequently popping up in John Wayne films, but his performance in this probably surpasses any of the others. Watching him in "The Train Robbers" all I can say is "Wow. He should have many more acting parts." Just a superb performance here.Chris George, here "Christopher George," is another I think should be much more highly regarded and remembered. He was another superlative actor and his 57 credits is far too few for a man of his talent. I was once kissed by his gorgeous and also talented actress wife, Lynda Day George, but I had admired him even before that. Rod Taylor should have been cast with John Wayne more often. He could carry a movie by himself, with his looks and ability, but he stood tall with the Duke and with that wonderful Ben Johnson, who was one of the greatest characters the movies ever had, even if a time or two he should have turned down the role.Ann Margret had several good scenes, but her first great one, well, all she had to do was walk outside and stand there, throwing her jacket over her shoulder. She was just perfect for a partner to John Wayne.Then in one other, when she has joined the men in fighting off the bandits, the silent visual exchange with the John Wayne character is just perfect in the acting and the directing and the photography.Burt Kennedy has probably never turned in better work, which he also wrote, and wrote well, and his cinematographer Bill Clothier was a perfect partner.Finally, the music by Dominic Frontiere was also perfect accompaniment to this totally enjoyable movie. A friend, another John Wayne fan, gave me a DVD with "The Train Robbers" and "Tall in the Saddle" and I will be able to watch again and again.I highly recommend this film.
Refreshing! Nothing is what it seems! (by hondo551)
I remember when this movie first came out. Most reviews were favorable. Sure, it wasn't in the same class as The Searchers or Rio Bravo, but the main point of the reviewers at the time was that it was refreshing because nothing was what it seemed, what you typically saw in a western didn't happen, and there was the hook at the end of the movie which gave the title a new meaning. Sure there were some poorly delivered lines, a few times you had to suspend your disbelief, but there were moments like Ben Johnson reprising his Oscar winning scene from The Last Picture Show and the Duke <more>
talking about the age of his saddle which had a double meaning. Not a great western, but a lot of fun with an ending left to your imagination and without any doubt!
I find The Train Robbers to be a surprisingly under-appreciated western. The more times I see it, the more I appreciate it myself. Sure, the feel and the look may be old-fashioned for its time but I don't care. Kennedy, Wayne and the rest of the group have obviously settled to make a fine basic western romp, not a new-styled masterpiece, and have reached the goal with very satisfying results. There can be seen a few little touches of Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West' the first scene of Ben Johnson waiting at the train station , Siegel's 'Two Mules for Sister <more>
Sara' a sister Sara-type treatment of the female character or Hill's 'Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid' the pursuing gang of riders . It also brings to mind Peckinpah's 'Ride the High Country'. But after these slight touches it's always back to the good old' Wayne stuff and I have nothing to complain about that.With the music underlining heavily the handsome photography makes some highly iconic and beautiful pictures. There are frames that look a lot like classic western paintings. The nature and the people are seen beautifully during the long ride through deserts, rivers and storms. Sometimes it almost feels like watching 'Easy Rider' of the Wayne generation on horses. "Let's go to Mexico."The action works fine like it always does when these old times film pros have been on the job. The men might be saddle-weary, but still gutsy enough and well worn like good saddle leather. You can tell the experience and good times as well from their voices. There is also a lot of warmth shining out of them, specially from Wayne's side. Ann-Margret has no real competition being the only woman in the picture. Besides "sticking out from the right places" she holds up pretty well especially with Wayne, who easily blew other actors aside with his strong presence on the screen.With appropriately ironic note to its end the whole raid for the lost gold serves as a very good early seventies western and a decent one in Wayne's canon.
I have never seen a John Wayne movie that I didn't enjoy, although some of the very early stuff was a little hammy.The Duke always gave his best in all his films. Who cares about little little blips here and there. The Good guy always wins, and usually gets the girl.This film excels because of the way it leads the viewer down a dirty dusty path, with a wonderful twist just where you don't expect it.As always - Excellent Scenery, even the animals have their own little cameos.There is plenty of drama, and enough suspense to keep up concentration levelsThere are the usual little two way <more>
quips, and enough dialogue to paint a clear enough background to the key characters.Ben Johnson is his usual dry character, Rod Taylor plays a likable delayed adolescent, Ann Margret fills her part amply!Good Fun - Plenty of Bangs - Well Cast - Memorable Quips.Nobody minds a bit of repetition if it works, and contributes to the storyline which it does well.
Enjoyable But Minor Wayne Vehicle (by FightingWesterner)
One of the good, though less talked about John Wayne films that sort of slipped between the cracks of True Grit and Rooster Cogburn, The Train Robbers is a bit light-weight most of the time, but a lot of fun, especially the exciting cat-and-mouse game played out in the final thirty minutes.Writer/director Burt Kennedy wrote some of the best unsung westerns ever. Each of them are loaded with the nuances that almost every modern attempt at the genre seems to lack, things like hard decision making and the hazards of crossing the frontier, stuff that made this and other Kennedy-scripted movies <more>
really satisfying.It's great to see the Duke here, riding alongside such great co-stars as Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, and Christopher George, though Ann-Margaret seems a bit miscast. With her in the movie, you can pretty much guess the final scene way in advance!From the fifties onward, Wayne made a point to cast young teen idols, singers, and up-and-comers in his pictures, like Tab Hunter, Fabian, Ricky Nelson, Glen Campbell, Jeffrey Hunter, and James Caan. With that in mind, the casting of Bobby Vinton still seems like an odd choice, as he was pretty old-school, even for 1973! He's alright though, in his limited role as Wayne's sidekick's sidekick's sidekick!