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Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

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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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For Your Pleasure...and look who's taming that ornery, boozing, female-baiting, shoot-first marshal of "TRUE GRIT" now... See more »


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$8,022,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of filming John Wayne fell ill with viral pneumonia. He declined to promote the movie, claiming he was still ill. See more »

Goofs

When Rooster first meets Eula and Wolf, he refers to his pistol as a Navy Colt but it is clearly a Colt Single Action Army (Peacemaker). 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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Nothing to Crow About
28 December 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Two of the most popular stars in screen history are brought together for the first time in the follow-up to 'True Grit'. The film returns John Wayne to the role of the rapscallion, eye-patched, whisky-guzzling Deputy Marshall that won him an 'Academy Award'. Katharine Hepburn is prim Eula Goodnight, a bible-thumping missionary who teams up with the gunfighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter," according to the film's promotional description.

While not promoted as such, this also seems to be a sideways follow-up to "The African Queen" (1951), which starred Ms. Hepburn. Realized by veteran producer Hal B. Wallis and wife Martha Hyer, the idea to bring the two legendary film stars together was a terrific one. But, the result stopped at stunt casting. Probably done when considering their age and potential for fireworks, everything seems to have been arranged to make it an easy assignment for the old pros. As a result, you have John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn going through the motions, and no fireworks.

**** Rooster Cogburn (10/17/75) Stuart Millar ~ John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Jordan, Anthony Zerbe


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