The Train Robbers (1973)

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  • This publicity shot was on my "most wanted" list and it finally showed up at an auction site a few weeks ago, so I managed to snag it. lasbugas posted this one before but the one I got has a different text at the bottom, so I thought I'd post again. It's such a nice photo so it deserves a second post. :) The publicity blurb exaggerates the number of movies John Wayne and Ben made together -- my count is 10, and that includes four movies in which Ben worked as either a wrangler and/or stuntman, not an actor.


    The Angel and the Badman
    Tall in the Saddle
    Red River
    Fort Apache
    3 Godfathers
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    Rio Grande
    The Undefeated
    Chisum
    The Train Robbers


    That's 10. Am I missing anything?


  • AHA! You GOT IT. I am so glad. Hope you didn't wipe out Rich and your back account, LOL! And you are right.........one of the best with them. Not sure of the movies, though......I thought they were in more than 10,though. But then YOU are the expert. Good deal, Paula! KEITH


    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • Funny how the opening titles sequence seems to be a nod toward Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST with its depiction of a man silently awaiting the train at a lonely station, and no music--only ambient sounds like the creaking of a windmill and the whistling of the wind. The similarities end there, of course--the two films couldn't be farther apart stylistically or philosophically.

  • Iv'e heard a few complain about the ending of this film with Margaret revealed to be a prostitute etc but I quite liked it personally, left it open for the friends to go off on another adventure and kept them feeling useful in themselves etc. I really liked the subplot in this film about getting old and usefulness. Not something that would generally be touched upon in the average Duke film.

  • Well Irish, Knowing your Youth and the fact that you are relatively "New" to all of this stuff, every once in a while you really surprise me! Keep it up Kiddo.............before you know it, you will be surpassing all of us old "fogies". I love it that your comments are not "stuck" on the main theme. Keep "looking around"and as The Major would say to Flint, "Keep yer eyes open, Son!"! HAGO, KEITH

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • I was a big fan of George Plimpton, the writer, so I couldn't wait for Rio Lobo to come out with him and his small part. I always enjoy the movie but never considered it on a par with El Dorado or Rio Bravo. El Dorado is still just a bit ahead of Rio Bravo to me, but probably only because I knew Tony the specialist doctor, LOL! I love hearing Dino and Ricky and Walter sing together. So....pretty much a toss up for me. I watch the two fairly often. KEITH

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • Besides being a lesser Hawks effort all around, RIO LOBO suffers from an astonishingly amateurish performance by Jennifer O'Neil and some less than stellar supporting players. At least everyone in THE TRAIN ROBBERS is a fully competent actor (more or less) although Ann-Margret's drunk scene is a bit wince-inducing.