|John Wayne stars in these western classics, TRAIN ROBBERS and TALL IN THE SADDLE|
TRAIN ROBBERS:Three Civil War veterans team up with a train robber's widow to recover a cool half-million in hidden gold. The widow (Ann-Margret), the kind who "sticks out in all the right places," wants to clear her husband's name. The three friends (John Wayne, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson) want to aid her and collect a $50,000 reward. But the dead man's ex-partners just want the gold--and to get it they will kill the lady and her partners if they must. The Train Robbers is a rollicking caper from writer/director Burt Kennedy, who specializes in Westerns with a comic touch (The Rounders, Support Your Local Sheriff). Here he sets a mood of amiable adventure among colorful, well-drawn characters, never stinting on the two-fisted action that's a part of all the best Wayne Westerns. With this straight-shooting cast and creative team on board, you'll find yourself grinning with pleasure--and cheering The Train Robbers.
TALL IN THE SADDLE: Good man to have around, Rocklin is. Can work the range. Or a poker game. And since he's played by John Wayne, that makes him even better! Packed with star power and hoof-and-thunder excitement, Tall In The Saddle stands tall with Western fans. Saddling up with Wayne is fellow cowpoke legend George "Gabby" Hayes, the best consarn, whisker-faced, gibberish-jabbering, flapped-back-stetson sidekick ever to fall off a buckboard or bail out a pal. The story opens with Rocklin stepping from an arriving train. He's come to land work on a nearby spread. But there may be more to his intentions than meets the eye. A wary town bigwig (Ward Bond) has his suspicions. An untamed cowgirl (Ella Raines) has her guns. And when the dust settles, Rocklin will have his two-fisted plan for justice perfectly in place.
"[Robbers] ...harkens back to the old style westerns Wayne helped make famous. The Motion Picture Guide
"[Saddle] ...memorable western. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Editor's NoteTHE TRAIN ROBBERS: The ravishing widow Mrs. Lowe (Ann Margaret) has just one wish: she wants the gold her late husband stole to be recovered and returned to its rightful owner, restoring her family's good name. The only problem is that she lacks the grit and guns needed to get it back. Lane (John Wayne) is a lightning-fast gunman who doesn't sell himself short. When Mrs. Lowe cajoles him to help hunt down the stolen gold, he accepts, thinking it will be an easy day out in the Mexican country. The treasure hunt turns out to be more dangerous than they anticipated, however, when they encounter the villainous Pinkerton man (Ricardo Montalban) and his horde of Mexican outlaws. As Lane and Mrs. Lowe search for the stolen booty and evade Pinkerton and his thugs, they develop a curious affection for one another and realize that love is more precious than gold.TALL IN THE SADDLE: John Wayne poses as a woman-hating cowboy...until he goes to work at the Raines's Ranch.
|George "Gabby" Hayes|
|Burt Kennedy - [Robbers] Director|
|Edward L. Marin - [Saddle] Director|