The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man. Written by
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When Little Blackie finally falls from being rode too hard they are on an upgrade in a mountainous area with several trees all around. Rooster picks Mattie up and begins carrying her off. He then pauses after a few steps as if deciding which way to go and continues on. Next shot is a long one zooming back from them and we can see the whole area has changed to a more level sage brush filled expanse with no trees around. See more
Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
Followed by Rooster Cogburn
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