Sunday, 5 May 2013

1969, Film: “True Grit”

"True Grit", an American western film written by Marguerite Roberts and directed by Henry Hathaway, was released June 11the 1969. It is an adaptation of the novel by the same title written by Charles Portis in 1968. The main character Marshal Rooster Cogburn is played by John Wayne, he won an Academy Award for his performance in this film. He reprised the role in the 1975 sequel "Rooster Cogburn". The supporting cast features Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin.
 
Synopsis
The murder of her father sends Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby) on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell)...
 
John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn and Kim Darby as Mattie Ross
 
John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn
Main Cast
  • John Wayne as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
  • Kim Darby as Mattie Ross
  • Glen Campbell as La Boeuf
  • Jeremy Slate as Emmett Quincy
  • Robert Duvall as Lucky Ned Pepper
  • Dennis Hopper as Moon
  • Strother Martin as Col. G. Stonehill
  • Jeff Corey as Tom Chaney
  • Donald Woods as Barlow
  • John Fiedler as Lawyer Daggett
  • James Westerfield as Judge Parker
 
John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn
 
John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, Kim Darby as Mattie Ross and Glen Campbell as La Boeuf
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role: John Wayne (1970)
  • Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama: John Wayne (1970)
  • Laurel Awards, Golden Laurel for Action Performance: John Wayne (1970)


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