True Grit

Directed By: Henry Hathaway Starring: John Wayne

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True Grit

on 7/15/2007

Disc plays well on my PC. But purchased to watch on my TV. Video quality not very good. scenes keep going from dark to bright and back again. Movie was as I remember but the light -dark- light - dark on and on and on -- too much to take. No thanks. It's Sunday night, I'll be making a call Monday.

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The Duke at his Best!

by Tom L on 6/28/2008

If you like John Wayne, you'll like this one. A true classic!

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Product Overview

A U.S. Marshal helps a young girl track down her father's murderers.


Studio Paramount
SKU 204235348
UPC 097361207742
UPC 14 00097361207742
Format DVD
Release Date 2/5/2008
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Entertainment Weekly "[Wayne] charges through with a rollicking star turn." 06/01/2007 p.56
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smartly written, beautifully photographed piece of cinema history." 08/01/2007 p.111
A.V. Club "It isn't just a movie about the ways of the vanishing WEst; it's about the ways of the vanishing Western." -- Grade: B 01/07/2010
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Wayne] simply gives us his best late-career Wayne, just with an eyepatch. And yes, he's darn good at it." 03/01/2011
Henry Hathaway
John Wayne
Cast & Crew
Dennis Hopper - Star
Glen Campbell - Star
Alfred Ryder - Star
Robert Duvall - Star
Kim Darby - Star
Strother Martin - Star
John Wayne - Star
Jeremy Slate - Star
Marguerite Roberts - Screenwriter
Hal B. Wallis - Producer
Walter Tyler - Production Designer
Elmer Bernstein - Composer
Warren Low - Editor
Lucien Ballard - Director of Photography
Henry Hathaway - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1969
Catalog ID 120774
UPC 00097361207742
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 127 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Name John Wayne
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1969
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, Original, Special Edition, Collector's Edition, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Wayne,John
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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