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- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 22, 2007
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Paramount
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby & Robert Duvall|
|Performer:||Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder, Jeremy Slate & 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
Rating: 4/4 -- One of the glories of True Grit is that it recognizes Wayne's special presence. Full Review
Somehow it comes off like a TV celebrity roast. Full Review
5 stars out of 5 -- [A] smartly written, beautifully photographed piece of cinema history.
[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn.
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
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
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).
- Sales Rank: 19,467
- UPC: 097361207742
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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