Friday, May 19, 2017

One More Train to Rob (1971)

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers: William Roberts, Don Tait, Dick Nelson

Composer: David Shire

Starring: Geroge Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen, Steve Sander, Soon-Tek Oh, Richard Loo, Robert Donner, John Doucette, C.K. Yang, Marie Windsor, Timothy Scott, Joan Sawlee, Hal Needham, Harry Carey Jr., Ben Cooper, Merlin Olsen, Don 'Red' Barry

More info: IMDb

Tagline: He'd been cheated out of his gold... and his woman... now the only weapon he had left was... revenge!

Plot: After taking the fall for a train robbery, Harker Flet is released from prison and exacts revenge on his former partners who cheated him out of his share.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

There's no denying that George Peppard is charisma incarnate in this picture.  I've never seen him more naturally likable.  He's really a blast and the only reason you should see this.  Everybody else is fine, too, but it's Peppard that makes this watchable.  John Vernon is always fun, especially when he's in villain mode where he is here.  The story is OK (the dialogue can be a little ridiculous) but the picture has that clean and polished look that lightens the tone like one of those 60s TV Western shows in color.  The pacing is good but the real beauty is watching Peppard do his thing.  Vernon's last scene is silly as shit.  I hated it.  The whole flick is on YouTube.  Watch it before it disappears.

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