War Wagon, The (1967)
“I didn’t bring you here to be the best of friends; we’ve gotta lot of things to do.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
The entire plot revolves around Wayne concocting and carrying out an elaborate plan to steal gold dust from Cabot’s wagon, which is not only heavily armed but well-guarded by dozens of men; it thus takes a clever ruse and a highly specific set of skills from all involved on Wayne’s team to pull off the heist. Wayne is a solid protagonist as usual:
… but classic film fans may be most curious to see the supporting performance by Walker, Jr. (son of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones), who looks like a blend of his two famous parents.
While this film moves along nicely and features fine location shooting, it isn’t must-see viewing.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments:
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First viewing (5/12/22). Only for Wayne / Douglas fans.
Average script is kept afloat with Kennedy’s competent direction. There’s nothing new in what the stars give us but their fans probably won’t mind.