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True Grit
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7.4 IMDB rating

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John Wayne

John Wayne

Rooster Cogburn
Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

La Boeuf
Kim Darby

Kim Darby

Mattie Ross
Jeremy Slate

Jeremy Slate

Emmett Quincy
Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall

Ned Pepper
Strother Martin

Strother Martin

Col. G. Stonehill


Written by
Marguerite Roberts

Marguerite Roberts

(screenplay)


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True John Wayne classic!

6 years, 3 months ago at Oct 14 3:13
2 votes
"Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"

Is there another American actor more iconic and legendary than John Wayne?

True Grit is one of the most quintessential Westerns in filmic history. It features memorable quotes, beautiful open vistas, classic shootouts and of course one of the greatest stars of all time. Whenever The Duke's commanding figure wandered into the fram... read more

Truly Great!

4 years, 1 month ago at Jan 1 23:05
2 votes
Ok, first of all, I am going to confess that I needed to see this soon because the Coen remake is coming out very soon and I just needed to see the original version first and, quite frankly, I am really glad that I did because I am not entirely sure that I can see the Coen version beating this one (as awesome as they are). I am not really a big fan of western films because I always feel that they ... read more

True Grit

3 years, 1 month ago at Dec 18 7:25
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After Frank Ross (John Pickard) is murdered in October 1880 by his hired hand, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey), in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ross' 14-year-old daughter Mattie (Kim Darby) travels to Fort Smith and hires the aging U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" J. Cogburn (John Wayne). Mattie has heard that, despite his vices and missing eye, Cogburn has "true grit". She gives Rooster a down payment to track dow... read more
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Description: 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. A pure western in which a lawmen tracks a criminal, TRUE GRIT, based on Charles Portis' novel, reunited John Wayne with director Henry Hathaway (TH ... (more)
Release date: 11 June 1969
UPC: 097360683349
Western (15), 1969 (6), 1960s (5), Drama (5), Classic (4), John Wayne (4), Action (4), Adventure (3), Snake (3), Shootout (3), Murder (3), Pistol (3), Cowboys (3), Death Of Father (2), Marshall (2), Snake Bite (2), Glen Campbell (2), Kim Darby (2), Usa (2), Based On Book (2)
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True Grit

“Star vehicles rely chiefly upon the success or failure of the material to take the persona of the star and twist it into a new shape. On these merits alone, True Grit is a resounding success. But taken as a complete work of film artistry, it doesn’t prove itself to be entirely successful. Yet for all of its problems, it’s not hard to see why The Duke finally won that elusive Oscar for his performance as the drunken rascal Rooster Cogburn.

We could sit here all day and argue over and over again whether or not his Oscar for Best Actor was a career achievement-in-disguise or won based on pure merit. It’s not hard to imagine a successful argument being made for his overlooked work in Red River or The Searchers as being more worthy of posterities value of what Wayne’s best pe” read more

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"LaBeouf dies, Mattie is bitten by a snake, and Rooster saves her life. She later asks him if he would be buried in her family plot as a way to thank him."


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The pair must head into Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Mattie buys a horse for this, after collecting money from a horse trader. They are joined by a young Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who hopes to collect a $1,500 reward for capturing Chaney, much more than Ma” read more

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