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True Grit
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True Grit 1969

From Amazon: A wonderful/rueful running gag in El Dorado involves the Edgar Allan Poe line "Ride, boldly ride" being mangled by toupee-wearer Wayne into "Ride, baldy, ride." Two years later, in True Grit, Wayne put the joke in italics by donning an eyepatch and several inches of girth to play cantankerous territorial marshal Rooster Cogburn. Critics belatedly noticed that he could be a marvelously entertaining actor, and Hollywood finally gave him the Oscar they'd failed to nominate him for in Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, et al. But make no mistake: True Grit is a...

Directed By:
No image existsHenry Hathaway
Written By:
No image existsMarguerite Roberts
No image existsJeremy Slate
Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
No image existsStrother Martin
No image existsJeff Corey
No image existsRon Soble
No image existsJohn Fiedler
No image existsJohn Doucette
No image existsDonald Woods
No image existsEdith Atwater
No image existsCarlos Rivas
No image existsWilford Brimley
No image existsJay Silverheels
No image existsHank Worden
John WayneJohn Wayne
No image existsGlen Campbell
No image existsKim Darby
Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
No image existsAlfred Ryder
No image existsJames Westerfield
No image existsJames Westerfield

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True Grit Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/17/2007)

John Wayne won his Oscar for playing a drunken Marshall in this film with Kim Darby and Glen Campbell.

What really characterizes the movie for me is the dialog. Kim Darby, who went on to play some 60 more roles, none of which I have seen, was considered a promising newcomer for this film. Marguerite Roberts, in one of her...

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