Written and directed by Burt Kennedy, The Train Robbers is a 1973 American Western film starring John Wayne, Ann-Margaret, Rod Taylor, and Ben Johnson. It doesn't mean that the likes of Mrs Lowe, Grady and Jesse are 2 dimensional characters as Burt Kennedy fleshes them out through the character interactions but it almost all revolves around why Lane and in a way Wayne is such a hero. It feels very different to those traditional westerns whilst still managing to have the tradition running through it. Take them over to the corral. Old cowboy Lane John Wayne - The Cowboys puts together a small band of men to help the widow Mrs. Six of them were pallbearers.
With he and his men, they venture into Mexico to find where the money was buried. And at the same time we watch how Lane's honesty and fairness influences the young cowboys who are part of his group. Okay, Sam, grab hold of her. It really brings a new approach to an old style movie and makes it frankly more interesting. And to be honest John Wayne delivers John Wayne when it comes to Lane, being this heroic cowboy who has underlying morals. Lowe retrieve a fortune in gold that her husband stole. But then with this traditional story you have a touch of the modern and with it set against an uncluttered back drop a lot of the movie focuses on the character interactions.
But it feels almost experimental and as such occassionaly doesn't feel quite right in places. Lowe puts out a call for cowboys for hire and Lane Wayne is one of the first to respond. The more is of it, the more you take. You tell us or not? If was 10 of them that train, three of them dead. That Lane's in on, when is it due, Jesse? After the loot is retrieved, they encounter a new kind of trouble when a group of bandits and a lone horseman follow their every move in hopes of obtaining the money themselves.
It allows for plenty of old style action as we have some spectacular gun fights as well as lively banter between the cowboys. But whilst traditional it does have a sort of uniqueness about it especially in what ends up a wonderful twist which turns things on its head just as you think that it's all over. Lowe to wear a tight shirt so that it is very clear to those who follow that she is a woman. . Come on, give me a hand here, Sam. Come on, get wet all over! And this touch of the new also comes in the form of plenty of light hearted comedy from an early scene where we watch Lane ball out the young cowboys who join him through to the way he wants Mrs. That isn't what she's after.
What a gun for: money. Lowe how they became acquainted. As for the performances well in a movie which is short on characters and features Ann-Margret, Ben Johnson, Ricardo Montaliban and Rod Taylor it does all end up being about John Wayne as Lane. Then why didn't she tell them? Said the two got accidentally. Jesse, I get so bored sitting lately. They're good boys, and young. I told you to get me two guns that take orders.
A grave, more than likely, if you come with us. Where as once a cloud littered sky and a rocky terrain would be the stuff of westerns now we have a clear sky and a baron, desert landscape, barely any buildings and only one river. In fact it all feels a little experimental as if Kennedy wanted to breathe new life into the old style western by trying different things which include a heavier dose of comedy than you may expect. But because this is Wayne as a cowboy against an uncluttered backdrop it sort of becomes a look at why Wayne is the ultimate traditional cowboy. A lot than you, but good. I don't need them up to me.
Lowe get set up at the hotel? Lowe is not the only one who is after the gold and there is a group of cowboys hot on their trail as they head south in search of an abandoned train which holds the gold. They have been here by now. Jesse, how the pack mules and supplies? Through the way he acts and those camp fire monologues it almost explains why Wayne was a western idol to many. Ask me, I say they ain't coming. What in the hell did you do that for? Lowe's Margaret husband steals a half million dollars from her, she bands together with three cowboys to retrieve the money and clear her son's good name. The woman, she his wife? Beats the hell out of me. The that was the show figured they to hide it.
It sort of works and with the uncluttered backdrops and minimal characters it is interesting whilst also managing to deliver the traditional action and heroics which you expect. I need them of me. All she'll say is that it's four days of here. Now, what was that again? Lowe Ann-Margret - Viva Las Vegas retrieve a fortune in gold that her husband stole. Lowe is not the only one who is after the gold and there is a group of cowboys hot on their trail as they head south in search of an abandoned train which holds the gold. All we want to know is what we rode here for. You they know Lowe died? We've got a to know what we're into.