Note the action of the movie takes place over only a four-day time span - too short a time for the moon to change from half, to full, to half moon again. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'The War Wagon' right now, here are some particulars about the Universal Pictures western flick. Two nights later, when Lomax rides into Emmett, there is a bright full moon. He plays a rancher who is framed for a crime by a big land owner, because the land owner wanted the gold on his property. Also, the sad Hollywood tradition of covering a white guy in redface to play an Indian is grossly on display here. No special features other than a digital copy with the gorgeous blu ray. Delightfully cranky Keenan Wynn plays an employee of the greasy bad guy Bruce Cabot but jumps sides to pal up with Wayne with no reason given? When I first saw this at the Hillside Theatre in Western Chicago suburbs, my family and I enjoyed it very much.
Lastly, as in so many of these formula Wayne westerns, he's wearing that same faded red shirt, blue neckerchief and leather vest. Even with a Blu-ray player's ability to upconvert a picture, this print looks just disgustingly gawd awful. I saw it there in the Hillside Theatre in the Western Chicago suburbs, back in the year the film was first released, but it has disappeared over the years, and is missed. Thankfully, I bought this used and only paid a buck. He simply has done many, much better films than this. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded.
Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. It's basically a wild west version of a tank. John Wayne and Kirk Douglas play frenemies traveling on a wagon train in this playful action comedy drama. Wolins Publicist : Orin Borsten Animal Wrangler : 'Chema' Hernandez Gun Wrangler : Arvo Ojala Publicist : Orin Borsten John Wayne slår sig sammen med Kirk Douglas i The Panser-diligencen, en action-fyldt western. Rancher Taw Jackson John Wayne is out for revenge.
Til at udføre røveriet samler Jackson en gruppe, der indbefatter en gammel mand Keenan Wynn , en halvcivilseret indianer Howard Keel , en ung drukkenbolt Robet Walker Jr. Together with explosives expert, Billy Hyatt Robert Walker, Jr. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. Its obviously a fiberglass shell to look the part. He's going rob Bruce Cabot, the slimy villain who's taken over his ranch and discovered enough gold on it to make him a rich man.
The comic interaction between John Wayne and Kirk Douglas was fun to watch, and the story and action are engaging. The War Wagon is a 1967 Western starring screen legends John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. An outlaw with revenge on his mind. A good solid old-fashioned Western, that has become overlooked. Buy it used or you'll end up kicking yourself. This motion picture is very different because John Wayne portrays a bad guy.
Now out of prison, he teams up with former enemy Lomax for an elaborate heist targeted at one of Pierce's gold shipments. This is a caper film, maybe the only one Duke ever made. . Written by Goofs At the beginning, as Taw Jackson scouts the movement of the gold shipment, we see a half moon in the sky. He could have slept through this thing as he'd done so many by this time in his acting career.
Between then and The War Wagon, a past that is less than savory has been hinted at, but only in The War Wagon has it been explicitly said he's an outlaw. Wilson plays the sheriff while McGrath plays a bar keep. I'll admit it does look pretty cool but, as another reviewer pointed out, there's just no way this thing would function in real life like it's portrayed on-screen. There's a scene where he's washing up in his skivvies that's unintentionally hilarious because you can clearly see the girdle he's wearing underneath his red longjohns in order to help keep his big belly in check. Better yet, buy one of Wayne's better films instead. Granted the comedy isn't exactly highbrow like the other two films, still the War Wagon is an honorable addition to that genre.
Speaking of which, Wayne was a little too old and overweight at this point to be trying to pull off the part of a young action stud. The two of them become the key players in the caper to separate Pierce from Jackson's gold. There is high adventure throughout. Otherwise I would have demanded my money back. » I believe you would have to say that this is the first time John Wayne was not on the side of law and order in a movie since Three Godfathers.
Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Now out of prison, he teams up with former enemy Lomax for an elaborate heist targeted at one of Pierce's gold shipments. Gerstad , Alfred Sweeney , Ray Moyer , Oscar Rodriguez , Dave Grayson , Donald W. Wolins , Orin Borsten , 'Chema' Hernandez , Arvo Ojala , Orin Borsten , directed by Marshall J. The two main draws here are that he teams up with Kirk Douglas in their only on-screen western together, plus novelty of the title battle buggy itself.