The War Wagon

John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, had never before been together in this all time western. “The War Wagon”. About a team of gunslingers, as they were steal a lot of cash and gold, in an armored plated wagon with 16 horses. That was why they called it the war wagon. Did a song of that in the beginning. The opening scene.

For some reason, a director was so inspired on a vehicle like this, he did the robbery scene in the 2007 movie, “3:10 to Yuma”. The first few minutes of that, after the opening scene. From the rancher attack to the robbery scene.

The only problem was, to rob that war wagon, was to avoid enemy fire from gatling gun. They built it brand new. It was before gatling guns became machine guns later, when they were modified when WWI had begun.

What is powerful than besides machine guns, was nitroglycerin. Extremely combustible, highly explosive. So by setting up a couple of booby traps, while the war wagon killed many Indians, they were able to take care of it. I don’t want to be a spoiler alert, but you’ll see for yourself. 

7/10 stars on this John Wayne and Kirk Douglas western classic. 

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