Overall Rank: 3538
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/1967
Genre: Action, Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Burt Kennedy
Actors: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Bruce Cabot, Bruce Dern
Plot: Surviving being shot - and imprisoned - a man recently released hatches a plan to get back the gold that was stolen from him. He joins forces with the same man who shot him in order to take down "the War Wagon", a heavily-armored stage coach that houses the gold. -- Chris Kavan
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Allison - wrote on 10/08/2007
Pretty good. John Wayne & Kirk Douglas in top form.
TheWolf - wrote on 08/20/2007
The War Wagon, complete with catchy title tune, is another notch in the Duke's gun for being dead on target for what his fans crave: A solid, stoic hero, framed, robbed of all his possessions and jailed by an evil banker (Cabot), he is released and vows revenge by stealing his regular gold dust shipment.
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Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 03/22/2013
Spartacus and The Duke are cowboy’s who team up (uneasily) in order to take down an armored stagecoach armed with a Gatling gun, basically a horse-drawn tank. That may be the greatest Idea for an action movie ever.
The film follows the Seven Samurai template, a group of unlikely hero’s come together to accomplish something, in this case robbing “the war wagon.” It doesn’t have any great characters or any real intellectual complexity, but it does what it want’s to do very well; IE: create an exciting adventure movie starring two of the most Iconic actors of the era.
I really do like the chemistry between Douglas and Wayne. Their alliance is barely existent (Douglas’ character has been hired by the villain to kill Wayne, and he reminds of it constantly.) That …
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