John Wayne earned the 1969 Best Actor Academy Award for this larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party.
Waynes Oscar Winning Film!
- True Grit review by Victoria Sutton
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In John Waynes' only Oscar wining role he plays the drunken marshal Rooster Cogburn. He has a shady past, but is hired by young and feisty Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) to catch the man who shot her father because she is told Rooster Cogburn has "True Grit"
This is an extremely enjoyable watch for the whole family. I especially enjoyed the witty dialogue between Rooster Cogburn, Mattie and La Boeuf (Glen Campbell)
It's full of suspense, humour and some quite touching moments as the characters develop throughout, a quintessential must see for any Wayne or western fan.