The Train Robbers (1973)


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John Wayne stars as Civil War vet, Lane, hired by an outlaw's widow (Ann-Margret) to search and recover bank robbery gold that was hidden before the man's death. Offering Lane the reward money, the woman intends on returning the money to the bank so she and her son will be rid of their shame. Soon, however, Lane finds he may be more gullible than he would like and is determined to set wrongs to right.

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Burt Kennedy
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On DVD: May 3, 2005


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Critic Reviews for The Train Robbers

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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One of John Wayne's last films (he died in 1979) is also one of his weakest, a tired and tiresome Western for which he is way too old.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011

How can the author of this piece of shit be the same guy who wrote Seven Men From Now and Comanche Station?

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Train Robbers

Very formulatic and average in terms of plot, but it doesn't really matter when John Wayne's in it. This is actually a very fun movie and extremely watchable. While it's not fantastic or one of The Duke's best, it's a solid entry in his film career and harmless in nature. You really can't go that wrong with John Wayne if you're a fan of his.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


This is a rollicking caper from writer/director Burt Kennedy, a specialist in Westerns with a comic touch. Here he sets a mood of amiable adventure among colourful characters, not stinting on the two-fisted action that's part of all the best John Wayne Westerns.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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