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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At the cabin while waiting for Ned Pepper, Rooster tells Mattie he lost his eye in the battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, just outside of Kansas City. Kansas City was not given its present name until 1889. See more
Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
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