True Grit Overview:

True Grit (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Saturday Evening Post Magazine Serial written by Charles Portis published in 1968 (novel); 1968 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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John Wayne and Kim Darby Show Their True Grit

By Rick29 on May 21, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. The year 1969 was a remarkable one for the Western genre. The biggest hit of the year was the revisionist Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Sam Peckinpah's violent The Wild Bunch earned critical raves in the U.S., while Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 18, 2020 From Flickers in Time

True Grit Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by Marguerite Roberts from a novel by Charles Portis 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime John Wayne certainly did have true grit until the end. ?Just what we all need during Lockdown. The story takes place in the 19th Century Old West. ?Mattie R... Read full article


Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit? 50th Anniversary (Giveaway runs now through April 20)

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 31, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win tickets to see ?True Grit? 50th Anniversary on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 5 & Wed May 8 “Most people around here have heard of Rooster Cogburn and some people live to regret it.“ CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events ? wit... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gunslinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry H... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gun slinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mattie Ross: Do you need a good lawyer?
Ned Pepper: I need a good judge!


Rooster Cogburn: When's the last time you saw Ned Pepper?
Emmett Quincy: I don't remember any Ned Pepper.
Rooster Cogburn: Short feisty fella, nervous and quick, got a messed-up lower lip.
Emmett Quincy: That don't bring nobody to mind. A funny lip?
Rooster Cogburn: Wasn't always like that, I shot him in it.
Emmett Quincy: In the lower lip? What was you aiming at?
Rooster Cogburn: His upper lip.


Mattie Ross: I have no regard for you, but I'm sure you have enough for yourself to go around.


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Facts about

"Boeuf" means "Beef" in French.
John Wayne did not get along with Robert Duvall during filming, and at one point threatened to punch the young Method actor if he argued with the director again.
True Grit's release date, of Wednesday, June 11th, 1969 was ten years before John Wayne lost his life, on Monday, June 11th, 1979.
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