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True Grit (1969)

After 40 years in films, John Wayne finally won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn, a fat, over-the-hill, one-eyed, drunken marshal.

Based on a novel by Charles Portis, True Grit is supposed to be a story about a 14-year-old girl (Kim Darby) who hires a lawman to find her father’s killer. In reality, this is a film about John Wayne – and it’s a delight.

truegrit3Wayne assumed the character of the one-eyed marshal again in Rooster Cogburn in 1975 with Katharine Hepburn.

Rooster Cogburn
John Wayne
Mattie Ross
Kim Darby
La Boeuf
Glen Campbell
Ned Pepper
Robert Duvall
Emmett Quincy
Jeremy Slate
Tom Chaney
Jeff Corey
Dennis Hopper
Alfred Ryder
Col. G. Stonehill
Strother Martin
Capt. Boots Finch
Ron Soble
Lawyer Daggett
John Fielder
Judge Parker
James Westerfield
John Doucette
Donald Woods
Mrs Floyd
Edith Atwater
Dirty Bob
Carlos Rivas
Mrs Bagby
Isabel Boniface
Chen Lee
H.W. Gim
Frank Ross
John Pickard
Mrs Ross
Elizabeth Harrower
Ken Renard
Harold Parmalee
Jay Ripley
Farrell Parmalee
Kenneth Becker

Henry Hathaway