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?
When accepting his Academy Award for his performance, John Wayne
said, "Wow. If I'd have known that, I'd have put that patch on thirty-five years earlier." See more
When Mattie and Rooster are looking for a place to set up the ambush on their side she wants to get her revolver and he says "What for? So you can shoot off your foot?" then stops her by grabbing the back of her jacket then leading her off holding her in front of him. Next they are still walking but he's no longer holding her jacket and they have switched positions with him in front and her following him. See more
Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
Referenced in 1969
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Glen Campbell
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