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True Grit (1969)
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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
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
'Moon'
Alfred Ryder Alfred Ryder
Goudy
Strother Martin Strother Martin
Col. G. Stonehill


Written by
Charles Portis Charles Portis
(novel)
Marguerite Roberts Marguerite Roberts
(screenplay)


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True John Wayne classic!

9 years, 10 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!

7 years, 7 months 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

6 years, 8 months 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 (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. G ... (more)
Release date: 21 June 1969
UPC: 097360683349
Tags: Western (15), 1969 (6), 1960s (5), Drama (5), Classic (4), Action (4), John Wayne (4), Snake (3), Murder (3), Pistol (3), Shootout (3), Adventure (3), Cowboys (3), Battle (2), Snake Bite (2), Eye Patch (2), Kim Darby (2), 501 Must-See (2), Glen Campbell (2), Marshall (2)
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