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.
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org> [edited]
The Year's Best Seller About The True West!
See more »
Did You Know?
later said he hated Glen Campbell
's performance, which he described as wooden, and claimed the singer was only cast so he could have a hit with the theme song which would help promote the film. See more
On the trail, Rooster finishes off his bottle of booze and falls off his horse. After the fall on the ground he is still holding the bottle, but with a little less than have of the booze remaining in it. See more
Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
When submitted for a rating from the MPAA in 1969, the film was given an "M". The film was edited and re-rated "G". The American VHS version contains the "G" rated cut while the DVD is the uncut "M" version (which would be printed as "PG" since the symbol was changed in the 1970s). See more
(Folk Song) See more