True Grit Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2000

G|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of "true grit," to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.

Cast: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin

Director: Henry Hathaway

Genres: Western

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Revenge, Quest, Murder, Amusing, Doctor, Pursuit


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture