The Train Robbers is a Western action film written as well as directed by Burt Kennedy. The film had a legendary cast, and in the film, we can see:
- John Wayne has portrayed the character of Lane.
- Ann Margret has portrayed the character of Lily Lowe.
- Rod Taylor has portrayed the character of Grady.
- Ben Johnson has portrayed the character of Jesse.
- Christopher George has portrayed the character of Calhoun.
- Bobby Vinton has portrayed the character of Ben Young.
- Jerry Gatlin has portrayed the character of Sam Turner.
- Ricardo Montalban has portrayed the character of The Pinkerton man.
The movie’s plot is about Mrs. Lowe, a widowed woman, who discovered the fortune which his train robber husband hides. She hires Lane to find and return the gold, and he is promised that he will be rewarded $50,000 for the work. As Lane and his friends started searching for the gold, they realized that bandits and a mysterious rider were following them.
Where to Watch
The Train Robbers was released on February 7, 1973, in the USA. The film was a hit, and it did well at the Box office as well. Currently, the film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video, and the fans in the US can either rent or purchase the film on Vudu; the rent costs $2.99 and the purchase costs $9.99.
The film being available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video means that the film is not available on other OTT platforms; it can be because of multiple reasons such as the streaming rights of the movie; the popularity of the movie also plays a key role in purchasing the streaming rights of the film. Since the movies and series on the OTT platforms are renewed every couple of months, the show’s fans can expect this movie to be available on the same or on different streaming platforms.
What to Expect
The 1973 film Train Robbers is a classic Western film; it is an exciting film, and the more you think about it, the more interesting it becomes. The film is elegant, and the way it has been shot makes it very uncluttered because a majority of the wild West films are disarranged and jumbled, which gives a hard time for the audience to understand and enjoy the film. Most of the action and the gunfights in the film have been shot in the desert around Mexico and Durango.
The film’s photography is different, and it makes it one of the essential factors that makes it different from the other wild West films. Burt Kennedy, the film director, has a unique approach that some people do not like, but movie connoisseurs enjoy his approach to the films and their scenes.
Moreover, this is a John Wayne movie, and he has become a face in the wild West films. Moreover, only John Wayne can make the people agree with the morality in these films. The film is full of action and guns blazing battles, but the film is not remarkable because of its action. During the campfire scenes, the characters of the film sit around and talk with each other and their ideologies and beliefs.
Since wild West films were famous and renowned in the 1950s, especially when John Ford was the director and John Wayne was the protagonist in the film. However, in the 1970s, the plot of such films seems predictable and boring. But this movie was different; it hid the John Wayne superiority and captured its audience with its simplicity and directness. The film can be watched if you are looking forward to watching some old but exciting movies.