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Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

Director:

Stuart Millar

Writers:

Charles Portis (suggested by the character "Rooster Cogburn" from the novel "True Grit"), Martha Hyer (as Martin Julien)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Rooster Cogburn
Katharine Hepburn ... Eula
Anthony Zerbe ... Breed
Richard Jordan ... Hawk
John McIntire ... Judge Parker
Paul Koslo ... Luke
Jack Colvin ... Red
Jon Lormer ... Rev. Goodnight
Richard Romancito Richard Romancito ... Wolf
Lane Smith ... Leroy
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Bagby
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Nose
Strother Martin ... McCoy
Tommy Lee Tommy Lee ... Chen Lee
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Storyline

A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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The man of "True Grit" is back and look who's got him! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rooster Cogburn: A Man of True Grit See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,022,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

H.W. Gim, who played the original Chen Lee, Rooster's Chinese companion, had died in the intervening years since the original film so the role was taken over by Tommy Lee, who died the year after this film was released. See more »

Goofs

Katharine Hepburn (who was 68 at the time of the filming) is clearly wearing makeup throughout the film. Not only this not be likely for time period, it definitely would not socially appropriate for a "spinster" as the character she was portraying is supposed to be. See more »

Quotes

[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...
[gunshots]
Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!
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References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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... or "The African Queen" out West
23 April 2006 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Someone in Hollywood had the bright idea of taking the leading character from "True Grit" and putting him in a story redolent of "The African Queen", casting a much older Katharine Hepburn, then experiencing a revival in her career, in the same part she played opposite Bogie. And it worked. If anything Wayne, with an unerring ear for the comic potential of his character, is even better than he was in "True Grit". It's a genuinely funny performance. Hepburn's character is too much an amalgam of Rose Sayer and Mattie Ross; she could be "True Grit's" Mattie 50 years on. But the chemistry between her and Wayne is palpable; they spark off each other.

The plot isn't up to much. It's been cobbled together from scraps of better movies and there is a terrible bit of over-acting from Richard Jordan as the chief villain, but it looks great, (the scenery is terrific), and is very enjoyable.


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