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.
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The strangest trio ever to track a killer.
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Did You Know?
, who co-starred with John Wayne
in El Dorado
(1967), was another actress that Wayne wanted for the role of Mattie. However, she was already under contract for another film. See more
At the end of the movie when Mattie and Rooster are at the graveyard Rooster is holding the reins of his horse and he attempts to loop the reins over the picket fence but they fall off. Subsequently the reins are looped around the top of the fence. See more
Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
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