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True Grit ()


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A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian Territory.

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Rooster Cogburn
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'La Boeuf'
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Mattie Ross
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Emmett Quincy
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Ned Pepper
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'Moon'
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Goudy
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Col. G. Stonehill
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Tom Chaney
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Capt. Boots Finch
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Lawyer Daggett
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Judge Parker
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'Sheriff'
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'Barlow'
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Mrs. Floyd
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'Dirty Bob'
Isabel Boniface ...
Mrs. Bagby
H.W. Gim ...
Chen Lee (as H. W. Gim)
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Frank Ross
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Mrs. Ross
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Yarnell
Jay Ripley ...
Harold Parmalee
Kenneth Becker ...
Farrell Parmalee
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Boarding House Guest (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Boarding House Guest (uncredited)
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Boarding House Guest (uncredited)
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Deputy at Prisoner Unloading (uncredited)
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Judge Parker's Bailiff (uncredited)
Dennis McMullen ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Red - Ferryman (uncredited)
Robin Morse ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Edna O'Dell ...
Boarding House Guest (uncredited)
John Pedrini ...
Boarding House Guest (uncredited)
General Sterling Price ...
Ginger Cat (uncredited)
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McAlester (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Talkative Woman at Hanging (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Condemned Man at Hanging (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Vincent St. Cyr ...
Gaspargoo (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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The Hangman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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R. Ryan - Undertaker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Hathaway

Written by

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Charles Portis ... (novel)
 
Marguerite Roberts ... (screenplay)

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Joseph H. Hazen ... executive producer (uncredited)
Paul Nathan ... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... producer

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Elmer Bernstein

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Lucien Ballard ... director of photography

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Warren Low ... supervising film editor

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Walter H. Tyler ... (as Walter Tyler)

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John Burton
Ray Moyer

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Dorothy Jeakins ... (costumes)

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Carol Meikle ... hair stylist
Jack Wilson ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Frank Beetson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William W. Gray ... assistant director

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Adam John Backauskas ... property maker (uncredited)

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Roy Meadows ... sound recording
Elden Ruberg ... sound recording
Frank Meadows ... boom operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Cody Bearpaw ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk ... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
Quentin Dickey ... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Gerber ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... stunt double (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... stunt double: Robert Duvall (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Thomas Laughridge ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul M. Pollard ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Young ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Luster Bayless ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Jane Bockstruck ... seamstress (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Robert Evans ... studio executive (uncredited)
Gary Gillingham ... production accountant (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

1880 Yell County, Arkansas. With revenge etched on her mind after the murder of her father by a once-trusted, cowardly jackal, plucky Mattie Ross rides to Fort Smith. Now, nothing else matters, and while aching to bring his killer to justice, Mattie enlists the help of the ageing U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" J. Cogburn: a rugged, one-eyed lawman. And, before long, La Boeuf, a young Texas Ranger thirsty for bounty money, joins in. However, as the unlikely trio embarks on a dangerous journey into the heart of Indian Territory, the odds are against them. But, only rabid vengeance keeps determined Mattie going. Is true grit enough to see justice served? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines The strangest trio ever to track a killer. See more »
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Also Known As
  • 100 dollars pour un shérif (France)
  • Cent dollars pour un shérif (France)
  • True Grit - Der Marshal (2011) (Germany)
  • Der Marshal (Germany)
  • Valor de ley (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 128 min
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Trivia John Wayne did not get along with Robert Duvall during filming, and at one point threatened to punch the young "Method" actor if he argued with the director again. See more »
Goofs When Mattie is emerging from her sleeping area when they are close to Lucky Ned Pepper's hideout, it is evident that she is wearing a form of black nylon tights. Not something you would see in the 1870s. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Amazing Grace See more »
Quotes [Rooster confronts the four outlaws across the field]
Ned Pepper: What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?
Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?
Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.
Rooster Cogburn: Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!
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