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True Grit
John Wayne and Glen Campbell




Overview -
A pure western in which a lawmen tracks a criminal, TRUE GRIT, based on Charles Portis' novel, reunited John Wayne with director Henry Hathaway (THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER). Wayne is crotchety U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who would rather stay home than chase criminals. He heeds the call, though, when fourteen year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) calls on him to avenge her father's death at the hands of a man who has escaped into Indian territory. Glen Campbell is a Texas ranger who accompanies them for his own reasons. Wayne reprised the role six years later in ROOSTER COGBURN.

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Overview

A pure western in which a lawmen tracks a criminal, TRUE GRIT, based on Charles Portis' novel, reunited John Wayne with director Henry Hathaway (THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER). Wayne is crotchety U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who would rather stay home than chase criminals. He heeds the call, though, when fourteen year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) calls on him to avenge her father's death at the hands of a man who has escaped into Indian territory. Glen Campbell is a Texas ranger who accompanies them for his own reasons. Wayne reprised the role six years later in ROOSTER COGBURN.

Awards:
1969 - Academy Awards - Best Actor Winner

Main Cast & Crew

Henry Hathaway - Director
John Wayne
Glen Campbell
Kim Darby
Jeremy Slate
Robert Duvall
Dennis Hopper
Alfred Ryder
Strother Martin
Jeff Corey
Ron Soble

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 128
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429272713
  • Genre: Western
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2000

Related Categories:
Movies > Westerns

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Classic
Vengeance
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 

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Synopsis:
Oscar winning performance by John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, the one-eyed, eye-patched Deputy Marshal who helps a stubborn, yet resourceful, teenage girl find the murderer of her father.

Notes:
Shot in Technicolor on location in California and Colorado. Additional credits: Jack Wilson (makeup supervisor); John Burton (set decorator); Roy Meadows & Elden Rubert (sound recordists). Additional cast: John Pickard (Frank Ross) and Ken Renard (Yarnell Poindexter).

Reviews:
"[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn." - 06/01/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.56


5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smartly written, beautifully photographed piece of cinema history." - 08/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.111


"It isn't just a movie about the ways of the vanishing WEst; it's about the ways of the vanishing Western." -- Grade: B+ - 01/07/2010 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 5 -- "[Wayne] simply gives us his best late-career Wayne, just with an eyepatch. And yes, he's darn good at it." - 03/01/2011 Total Film

 

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