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Rooster Cogburn (1975)

 -  Western  -  November 1975 (USA)
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Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

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Hawk
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Luke
Jack Colvin ...
Red
Jon Lormer ...
Rev. Goodnight
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Lane Smith ...
Leroy
Warren Vanders ...
Bagby
Jerry Gatlin ...
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McCoy
Tommy Lee ...
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Storyline

A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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The man of "True Grit" is back and look who's got him!

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Western

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November 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)  »

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$8,022,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There was some surprise when Katharine Hepburn accepted the role of Eula Goodnight, since more than twenty years earlier she had turned down Geraldine Page's role in Hondo (1953) because she would not work with John Wayne at the height of the blacklist. See more »

Goofs

As Rooster, Eula, and Wolf ride quickly through the woods after first spotting Hawk's gang, Rooster wears a coat, then just a shirt in the long shot, and the coat again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rooster Cogburn: It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
[gunshots]
Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!
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Follows True Grit (1969) See more »

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See it for the actors
15 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of a few movies that I can watch over and over again and still enjoy. That said, it's also my favourite Western. (And I'm not a big fan of the genre.)

The story is simple. Cogburn (Wayne) is tracking down a load of nitro stolen by Hawk (Jordan)and his gang. As the gang of outlaws bid a hasty retreat, they stumble upon Eula (Hepburn), her minister father, and several Indians including a teen-aged boy named Wolf.

The plot is simple and had their characters been played by any other actors besides Wayne and Hepburn, the film would have been mediocre at best. Their performances make the film shine. Every scene they have together crackles with chemistry. When Wayne says to Hepburn, "being with you pleases me", I got the feeling he meant it and that Hepburn received the compliment with genuine pleasure. Well, maybe it's just good acting.

In any event, the film is a nice way to pass some time for those unfamiliar with Wayne or Westerns and a must-see for all Wayne and Hepburn fans.


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