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Charles Portis (suggested by the character "Rooster Cogburn" from the novel "True Grit")
Martha Hyer (written by)
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Release Date:
November 1975 (USA) See more »
The man of "True Grit" is back and look who's got him! See more »
Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Rooster Cogburn

Katharine Hepburn ... Eula Goodnight

Anthony Zerbe ... Breed

Richard Jordan ... Hawk

John McIntire ... Judge Parker

Paul Koslo ... Luke

Jack Colvin ... Red
Jon Lormer ... Rev. Goodnight
Richard Romancito ... Wolf

Lane Smith ... Leroy
Warren Vanders ... Bagby
Jerry Gatlin ... Nose

Strother Martin ... McCoy
Tommy Lee ... Chen Lee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Gilbert ... Hambone (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... Jerry (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... Emmett (uncredited)
General Sterling Price ... Cat (uncredited)

Andrew Prine ... Fiona's Husband (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Millar 
Writing credits
Charles Portis (suggested by the character "Rooster Cogburn" from the novel "True Grit")

Martha Hyer (written by) (as Martin Julien)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Robert Nelson)
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Barbara Ronci .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Production Management
William W. Gray .... production manager (as William Gray)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Hashimoto .... second assistant director
Joseph Lenzi .... first assistant director (as Pepi Lenzi)
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
Bill Scott .... assistant director trainee (uncredited)
David Silver .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Gil Aguilar .... constructor (uncredited)
Gene Anderson .... swingman (uncredited)
Howard Cole .... assistant props (uncredited)
Chester Duncan .... property master (uncredited)
Villere Flotte .... painter (uncredited)
Thomas Gark .... property master: second unit (uncredited)
Paul Harvey .... constructor (uncredited)
Andy Hawkes .... constructor (uncredited)
Peter Ivy .... constructor (uncredited)
Ray LaPorte .... painter (uncredited)
Joseph M. LeBaron .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell .... greensman (uncredited)
Bob Nohles .... construction foreman (uncredited)
George Rasch .... greensman (uncredited)
Thomas L. Roysden .... leadman (uncredited)
Billy Lee Smith .... constructor (uncredited)
Robert D. Stout .... drapery (uncredited)
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
Leonard Peterson .... sound re-recordist (as Leonard S. Peterson)
Bill Dager .... sound recordist (uncredited)
James Leckett .... cableman (uncredited)
John McDonald .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jack McMaster .... special effects (as Jack McMasters)
Ray Arnd .... special effects (uncredited)
Bill Doane .... special effects (uncredited)
Howard Hutsell .... special effects (uncredited)
Dick Lopez .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Quentin Dickey .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rexford L. Metz .... photographer: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Craig Denault .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sheldon Ehrlich .... grip (uncredited)
Jack N. Green .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kim Guthrie .... second grip (uncredited)
Jack Johnson .... key grip (uncredited)
Jim Kauffman .... grip (uncredited)
Jan Kiesser .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Kinzer .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Joe Marquette .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ralph Marshall .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Tom May .... key grip (uncredited)
Russell McCarthy .... generator operator (uncredited)
Richard Craig Meinardus .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Sutton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Susie Tracy .... still photographer (uncredited)
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Whitehead .... second grip (uncredited)
Roy Woodside .... best boy (uncredited)
Bob Wooten .... gaffer (uncredited)
Wilson Wooten .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... costumes: men
Edith Head .... wardrobe: Miss Hepburn
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Robert Modes .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Williams .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tony Bellina .... driver (uncredited)
Sam Bohegian .... driver (uncredited)
Del Brown .... driver (uncredited)
Henry Cura .... driver (uncredited)
Lucky DeRepentigny .... driver (uncredited)
Barney Fotheringham .... driver: Mr. Wayne (uncredited)
R. Hutchinson .... driver (uncredited)
G. Leverson .... driver (uncredited)
Jack Lloyd .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Calvin Masoner .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Marlin Schwiesow .... driver (uncredited)
Ernie Sharpp .... driver (uncredited)
John Steele .... driver (uncredited)
Alby Thomas .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Larry Avicola .... payroll (uncredited)
Howard Bates .... wrangler (uncredited)
John Bensberg .... craft service (uncredited)
John F. Buckley .... auditor (uncredited)
Jack Casey .... publicist (uncredited)
Pete D'Amato .... craft service (uncredited)
Margaret Giddens .... secretary: Mr. Nathan (uncredited)
Gale Goldfarb .... nurse (uncredited)
Monique James .... producer's assistant (uncredited)
Al Jank .... ramrod (uncredited)
Joe Lomax Sr. .... wrangler (uncredited)
Don McLaren .... projectionist (uncredited)
Ilsa Newman .... secretary: Mr. Wallis (uncredited)
Virginia Siman .... nurse (uncredited)
Paul Spahn .... wrangler (uncredited)
Pat Stacy .... secretary: Mr. Wayne (uncredited)
Ray Thomas .... wrangler (uncredited)
Jan Thompson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... trainer: Mr. Wayne (uncredited)
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Phyllis Wilbourne .... secretary: Mr. Hepburn (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)" - USA (promotional title)
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108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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The 25th highest grossing film of 1975.See more »
Continuity: When Rooster and Eula are handing the bottle of whiskey back and forth, the level of whiskey in the bottle changes between shots.See more »
[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...
Rooster Cogburn:You bastard! You - bastard!
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36 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
See it for the actors, 15 February 2000
Author: gee-15 from United States

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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