The War Wagon – 1967 – English
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