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The War Wagon (1967)



The War Wagon

(1967)

96 minutes

Directed by Burt Kennedy

Written by Clair Huffaker

Produced by Marvin Schwartz

Cinematography by William H. Clothier

Distributed by Universal

Western

Cast:

John Wayne as Taw Jackson

Kirk Douglas as Lomax

Howard Keel as Levi Walking Bear

Robert Walker Jr. as Billy Hyatt

Keenan Wynn as Wes Fletcher

Bruce Cabot as Frank Pierce

Joanna Barnes as Lola

Valora Noland as Kate Fletcher

Bruce Dern as Hammond

Gene Evans as Deputy Hoag

Terry Wilson as Sheriff Strike

Don Collier as Shack

Sheb Wooley as Snyder

Ann McCrea as Felicia

Emilio Fernández as Calita (as Emilio Fernandez)

Frank McGrath as Bartender

Chuck Roberson as Brown

Boyd 'Red' Morgan as Early (as Red Morgan)

Hal Needham as Hite

Marco Antonio as Chief Wild Horse

Perla Walters as Rosita

Chuck Hayward as Blacksmith (uncredited)

Margarite Luna as Asian girl (uncredited)

Cliff Lyons as Outrider (uncredited)

Miko Mayama as Asian girl (uncredited)

Midori as Asian girl (uncredited)

José Trinidad Villa as Townsman at bar (uncredited


Taw Jackson returns to his home town looking for revenge on the greedy mining company owner, Frank Pierce, who stole his land and framed him for a crime he did not commit.  Having served his time behind bars, he returns to town and learns that Pierce is getting rich off gold found under Taw’s land.  Pierce has commissioned the construction of an epic war wagon, a giant, armored stagecoach with a Gatling gun mounted on top.  Pierce tries to recruit a gunslinger named Lomax to kill Taw, but Lomax is intrigued by Taw’s plan to rob the War Wagon and its payload of half a million dollars worth of gold.  Taw puts together a ragtag group of adventurers for his plan to ambush the stage at the weakest part of its journey.  Can Taw convince everyone to work together?  Will Lomax remain loyal?  Can Taw conquer the might of the War Wagon?
 
Notes:

One day Kirk Douglas was late to the set because he was filming an endorsement for Edmund G. Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor of California.  John Wayne was furious, and the next day arrived late to the set after filming an endorsement for the Republican candidate, Ronald Reagan.

Burt Kennedy reportedly gave up his salary so he could hire Kirk Douglas for the role of Lomax.

The real War Wagon was made mostly of plywood, and spent the rest of its life aging on the back lot of the Universal Studios.

Burt Kennedy also directed John Wayne in The Train Robbers (1973).

Keenan Wynn’s battered hat is the same one worn by Leslie Howard in Gone with the Wind.

The fight in the saloon marks John Wayne’s 500th on-screen fight.

John Wayne was forced to wear an oxygen mask during the flight to the set after losing his lung to cancer.

Kirk Douglas hated nicknames, and thus never referred to John Wayne as Duke.  He was one of the few people in Hollywood who refused to do so.

This is one of the few John Wayne films where Wayne’s character is involved with doing something against the law.




Directors:
Actors: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne
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