True Grit John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Ron Soble Synopsis: One-eyed Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn and a Texas Ranger help a girl find her father's killer. Format: DVD Color: Color Rating: G Genre: Western Runtime: 128 Year: 1969 Director: Henry Hathaway
*In ways this is an old chestnut; but it has its charms.It's beautifully cinemagraphed: the colours are rich and vibrant. The natural scenery is wonderful. Plus, the beginning of the film is a splendid evocation of American Victorianism--with the funeral parlor, court house, boarding house, etc.The representation of post-bellum middle-southern America is excellently drawn. (The locale is supposed to be Arkansas. There is mention of Yankees and Texicans, etc.)Glenn Campbell was not an actor at all, but h..
This review refers to the Paramount(Widescreen Collection) DVD edition of "True Grit"...A great big nod to Paramount for giving us The Duke's Academy Award winning role as "Rooster Cogburn" on this superb DVD. This fabulous Wayne western from 1969 looks immaculate. Presented in widescreen, the picture is clear and sharp, and all the beautiful scenery in Technicolor is glorious.The sound in DD2.0(MONO) was surpisngly good as well.(Could be great in surround though).If you love this film, John Wayne or a grea..
True Grit DVDTrue Grit is probably my favorite John Wayne western, maybe is a close second. It stars John Wayne as an old, rough and coarse U. S. Marshall who reluctantly helps a teenager (Kim Darby) who both won academy Awards for their roles in the movie. The Marshall helps track down the killer of Darcy's Father into Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). The movie is based on the novel .Glen Campbell sings and plays a Texas Ranger who tags along.Highly recommended for fans of John Wayne, Classic..