The War Wagon

Film, Action and adventure
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Kennedy is very nearly at his tongue-in-cheek best in this Western which affably carries on the mood and manner of Hawks' El Dorado. Wayne and Douglas play the old friends from way back, one hired to kill the other but joining forces - along with a pleasingly motley band of helpers - to turn the tables on the villainous Cabot with a handsome profit on the side. 'Mine hit the ground first' Douglas boasts as they simultaneously out-draw two opponents. 'Mine was taller' says Wayne laconically. No masterpiece, but very engaging.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Burt Kennedy
Screenwriter: Clair Huffaker
Cast: John Wayne
Kirk Douglas
Howard Keel
Robert Walker
Keenan Wynn
Bruce Cabot
Valora Noland
Gene Evans
Bruce Dern
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