The strangest trio ever to track a killer
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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2017
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Wayne, Glen Campbell & Kim Darby|
|Performer:||Robert Duvall, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder & Strother Martin|
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
|Screenwriting by||Marguerite Roberts|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Director of Photography:||Lucien Ballard|
Academy Awards 1969 - Best Actor: John Wayne
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.
[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn.
Rating: 4/5 -- Classic Western with memorable characters, some gun violence Full Review
Common Sense Media
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It isn't just a movie about the ways of the vanishing WEst; it's about the ways of the vanishing Western. -- Grade: B+
If I had to pick only one True Grit movie to take to the proverbial desert island, it'd be Hathaway's, Wayne's, Ballard's and, while we're at it, Elmer Bernstein's... Full Review
Somehow it comes off like a TV celebrity roast. Full Review
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.
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.
- 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).