The War Wagon

The War Wagon

John Wayne
Director: Burt Kennedy Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Howard Keel
Howard Keel
Burt Kennedy

DVD (Wide Screen / Mono)

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John Wayne and Kirk Douglas spend half of The War Wagon trying to knock one another off and the other half working shoulder to shoulder. Settling an old score with avaricious mine owner Bruce Cabot, Wayne plans to steal a $500,000 gold shipment from his enemy. Douglas, at first hired by Cabot to kill Wayne, goes along with the robbery scheme. Also in on the plan is Howard Keel, superbly cast as a world-weary, wisecracking Native American (it's the sort of part that nowadays would go to Graham Greene). The titular war wagon is the armor-plated, Gatling-gun fortified stagecoach wherein Cabot's gold is transported. Thus the stage is set for a slam-bang finale, and director Burt Kennedy isn't about to disappoint the viewers. Best bit: after Kirk and The Duke gun down Cabot's henchmen Bruce Dern and Chuck Roberson, Douglas quips "Mine hit the ground first"--whereupon Wayne replies "Mine was taller."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
UPC: 0025192029820
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 2,006

Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Taw Jackson
Kirk Douglas Lomax
Howard Keel Levi Walking Bear
Keenan Wynn Wes Catlin
Bruce Cabot Frank Pierce
Joanna Barnes Lola
Valora Noland Kate Catlin
Bruce Dern Hammond
Gene Evans Hoag
Terry Wilson Sheriff Strike
Don Collier Shack
Sheb Wooley Dan Snyder
Ann McCrea Felicia
Emilio Fernandez Calito
Frank McGrath Bartender
Chuck Roberson Brown
Hal Needham Hite
Marco Antonio Wild Horse
Perla Walter Rosita
Margarito Luna Actor
Miko Mayama Asian girl
Midori Asian girl
Robert Walker Billy Hyatt
Boyd "Red" Morgan Early
Ed Ames Singer

Technical Credits
Burt Kennedy Director
Joseph C. Behm Production Manager
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
Harry Gerstad Editor
David Grayson Makeup
Clair Huffaker Screenwriter
Al Jennings Asst. Director
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Marvin Schwartz Producer
Alfred Sweeney Art Director
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer,Songwriter
Ned Washington Score Composer,Songwriter
Bud Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Taw Jackson's Back In Town!(Main Titles) [8:55]
2. Looking For Lomax [7:12]
3. Don't Shoot The Messenger! [6:07]
4. Target Practice [6:03]
5. Billy's Under The Boardwalk [4:01]
6. Reclaiming Some Old Possessions [5:45]
7. A Bargain With Wild Horse [3:45]
8. Card Games And Counteroffers [7:36]
9. The Bartered Bride [4:05]
10. Busting Up The Bar [6:45]
11. Picking Up Some"Old Clothes" [10:50]
12. Setting Up To Steal [10:27]
13. The Kiowas "Attack" [4:16]
14. The Taking Of The War Wagon [4:25]
15. A Few Complications [8:54]
16. Lomax's New Job(End Titles) [1:18]

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