Rare Original Australian Daybill Poster The War Wagon
The War Wagon is a 1967 American Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Released by Universal Pictures, it was produced by Marvin Schwartz and adapted by Clair Huffaker from his own novel. The supporting cast includes Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Joanna Barnes and Bruce Dern. In June 1966 John Wayne announced he had signed a two picture deal with Universal, the movies being The War Wagon and The Green Berets. The film would be a co-production between Wayne's company, Batjac, and producer Marvin Schwartz. Filming started 19 September 1966 and went for 12 weeks. The film was shot in Durango, Mexico and Curubusco Studios in Mexico City. Director Burt Kennedy said he let Wayne direct himself during the movie. The picture received generally positive reviews and opened at number one at the domestic box office in 1967. It grossed $9,563,000 in total, making it a success.