The War Wagon (1967)

Burt Kennedy directs John Wayne, Kurt Douglas and Howard Keel in this Western where a dispossessed rancher assembles a team of ne’er-do-wells to rob the gold cache from the man who stole his land.

Takes the best parts of a heist movie and dresses them in cowboy garb. A boxy and rigid production, saved by relaxed lead performance from top stars and impressive on-location action. Warning snowflakes: As casually racist and purposefully sexist as you’d expect a 1967 John Wayne blockbuster to be.

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