- Widescreen Presentation
- Theatrical Trailer
- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 21, 2000
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1969 -
Best Actor: John Wayne
Entertainment Weekly - 06/01/2007
"[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smartly written, beautifully photographed piece of cinema history."
A.V. Club - 01/07/2010
"It isn't just a movie about the ways of the vanishing WEst; it's about the ways of the vanishing Western." -- Grade: B+
Total Film - 03/01/2011
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."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In 1970, John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when the inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary Western which features performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin.
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).