The Train Robbers

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The Train Robbers
Poster - Train Robbers, The (1973) 01.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Produced by Michael Wayne
Written by Burt Kennedy
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Cinematography William H. Clothier
Edited by Frank Santillo
Distributed by Warner Bros. (USA)
Columbia-Warner Distributions (U.K & West Germany)
AB4 (2004 Belgium, TV)
Craze Productions (2004, USA, Video)
National Broadcasting Company (1975,TV)
Warner Home Video (1980's-present (VHS, DVD [North America, Worldwide])
Release dates
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.6 million (US)[1]
354,121 admissions (France)[2]

The Train Robbers is a 1973 Western Technicolor film starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor and Ben Johnson. The movie was written and directed by Burt Kennedy.

Rod Taylor is billed above the title with John Wayne and Ann-Margret but has a relatively small role.[1]

Both character names played by Wayne and Ann-Margret are the male and female character names from the 1950s-era Wayne western film Hondo. It is uncertain if the fictional characters of The Train Robbers are supposed to be linked to the earlier film.

Plot summary[edit]

Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret) wants to retrieve the half million U.S. dollars in gold her late husband stole during a train robbery, and return it to the railroad to clear the family name. Her offer of a $50,000 reward attracts Lane (John Wayne), who decides to help and lines up some old friends to assist him. Mrs. Lowe's dead husband's henchmen will try to get the gold at any cost, however, followed closely by Ricardo Montalban's character, a Pinkerton agent.


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  1. ^ a b Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p 172.
  2. ^ 1973 French box office at Box Office Story

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