The Train Robbers Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Ricardo Montalban

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THE TRAIN ROBBERS is a western written and directed by Burt Kennedy in 1973.
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A few years ago, Mrs. Lowe's husband stole US $500,000 in gold and hid it in the Mexican desert. Now Mrs. Lowe, after the brutal death of her husband, wants to clear his name and returns the loot to the Wells Fargo. She hires Lane (Wayne) and his friends to escort her to Mexico and find the gold. But there is still a small problem : her husband's former accomplices also want their share of the loot and decide to follow Lane in the desert. Once Lane has found the gold in the boiler of an old locomotive lost in the sand, the bad guys attack.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   searching for stashed treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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