Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The War Wagon (1967)

Universal Pictures
Directed by Burt Kennedy
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Universal)

Rancher John Wayne, just released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, returns to his dusty western town where he plans to rob the man who framed him. He gets help from gunslinger Kirk Douglas, in a delicious nasty role complete with leather shirt, and wisecracking Indian Howard Keel. Their target is a converted stagecoach, complete with a Gatling gun and steel frame and guarded by about dozen men on horseback, loaded with bags of gold dust. It doesn't go as planned. Fairly predictable western, loaded down with dated 60s sexism. John Wayne appears to be going through the motions in one of his most forgettable roles.

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