The strangest trio ever to track a killer
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item number: 35343
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Commentary By Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Boze Bell And J. Stuart Rosebrook
- True Writing
- Working With The Duke
- Aspen Gold: Locations Of True Grit
- The Law And The Lawless
- Theatrical Trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- PCM Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, 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
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
Rating: C+ -- Far too often for True Grit to quite overcome, [Wayne's] larger-than-life turn flirts with, if not outright topples into, self-parody. Full Review
Lessons of Darkness
By growing old disgracefully as the fat, swaggering Rooster Cogburn, Wayne proves he can act -- and solves his own senior-citizen problem in one master stroke. Full Review
Somehow it comes off like a TV celebrity roast. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Maybe it is not great cinema, but it is great entertainment. Full Review
It isn't just a movie about the ways of the vanishing WEst; it's about the ways of the vanishing Western. -- Grade: B+
It's mostly Wayne all the way. He towers over everything in the film. 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).
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