The War Wagon – 1967 – English – Western
The War Wagon – 1967 – English
Film directed in 1967 by Burt Kennedy, and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Bruce Cabot, Bruce Dern, Keenan Wynn, Joanna Barnes, Emilio Fernández, Valora Noland…
Synopsis: Taw Jackson, a prisoner on provisional release, wants to take the opportunity to take revenge on Frank Pierce, the man who a few years earlier set a trap that led him to jail. Pierce’s goal was to keep Jackson’s estate, where a gold vein had been discovered. But Jackson is determined to derail the plans of his enemy.
Review: As far as westerns go I really can’t think of many that John Wayne has failed at. The only way to rate a John Wayne movie is to compare it with other John Wayne movies. In do so I would give The War Wagon a firm five stars.
In The War Wagon you will find some humor, drama, deceit, love and adventure. You will see John Wayne (Taw Jackson) put together a rag tag group of hold up men that you will think couldn’t complete a game of checkers without killing each other. In a period of only four days this group plans to pull a robbery of $500,000.00. The target – a modified stagecoach built of iron, 47 feet long counting the horses, called “The War Wagon”. A great John Wayne movie suitable for the whole family
Film entretenido, bellos escenarios. Wayne y Douglas hacen una pareja que se complementan a la perfección. Buenas actuaciones.