|John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder|
|Western, Adventure, Drama|
It was long overdue. John Wayne won his first (and only) Academy Award for his colorful performance as Rooster Cogburn in this classic western favorite. (Wayne also won a Golden Globe Award for his outstanding and convincing performance in “True Grit.”)
Rooster Cogburn is a heavy-drinkin’, patch-wearing, cantankerous, old U.S. Marshall who uses questionable methods to catch his villains. Nevertheless, when it comes to catching an outlaw, Rooster Cogburn is the man you want, especially if you want your outlaw captured dead!
One day, Cogburn is approached by a young fourteen year old girl named Mattie Hayes (Kim Darby) who wants to hire him to track down the man who killed her father and stole his money. The man, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey), worked on her family’s farm. Now she wants revenge!
As Mattie describes it, she is looking for a cowboy with “True Grit” and she believes that Rooster Cogburn has it.
Initially, Cogburn is not interested in the job, but Mattie (who has strong and cunning ways of her own) convinces him to take it. Accustomed to working alone, Rooster Cogburn sets out to get Chaney by himself. But he eventually finds himself saddled with the girl, Mattie, and a Texas Ranger named La Beouf (Glen Campbell) who also wants Chaney for a crime committed in Texas.
The trio has trouble getting along. However, through trials, they manage to set aside their personal differences in order to focus on getting the killer and the notorious gang that he joined.
If you are a classic western movie fan, then you’ll enjoy this larger-than-life cowboy western starring John Wayne!
The Sons of Katie Elder
How the West Was Won (3 segments)
• There was a sequel made to “True Grit” that aired on television nine years later in 1978. “True Grit: A Further Adventure” starred Warren Oates as Rooster Cogburn and was shown after both of the John Wayne Rooster Cogburn movies were released in movie theatres.
• In 2010, Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon starred in a remake of “True Grit.” This newer version of the film uses a different ending than the original western movie starring John Wayne. The ending in the 2010 “True Grit” is actually closer to what was written in the original Charles Portis novel.
John Wayne stars in this action western as the crotchety, one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. He is a man with “True Grit.”
This is the only movie that John Wayne won a Best Actor Academy Award for during his entire, legendary career.
Kim Darby and Glen Campbell co-star.
Watch this outstanding western in high-quality with this Blu-ray Disc.
There’s also bonus material about where “True Grit” was made plus other interesting features.
• Working with the Duke
• Aspen Gold: Locations of True Grit
• The Law and The Lawless
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