True Grit was filmed in Ouray County, Colorado in the late 1960s and John Wayne won his only Academy Award in 1970 for his performance of Rooster Cogburn. John Wayne also won a Golden Globe for this performance.
In this film, John Wayne hams it up as a one-eyed, broken-down marshal in this 1969 adaptation of Charles Portis's bestselling novel. Kim Darby plays the formal-speaking adolescent who goes to Wayne for help tracking down her father's killer, and singer Glen Campbell straps on his guns to join the quest. Directed by old lion Henry Hathaway (Rawhide), this is largely a showcase for Wayne (who finally won an Oscar), but it is also a decent Western with a particularly stirring final act. --Tom Keogh
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