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
Rating: 5/5 -- A marvelously rambling frontier fable packed with extraordinary incidents, amazing encounters, noble characters, and virtuous rewards.
New York Times
True Grit depends on that simple, no doubt reprehensible (at least emphatic- ally illiberal), irrepressibly amiable star image the cinema is supposed to have out- grown. Full Review
5 stars out of 5 -- [A] smartly written, beautifully photographed piece of cinema history.
[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn.
It's mostly Wayne all the way. He towers over everything in the film. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Maybe it is not great cinema, but it is great entertainment. Full Review
Lazily directed by Hathaway, it's pleasant enough, if rather too self-consciously coy.
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).
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