True Grit [1969]

True Grit [DVD] [1969]

Release Date: June 6, 2005
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Actors: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall
Directors: Henry Hathaway
Runtime: 128 minutes

John Wayne hams it up as a one-eyed, broken-down marshal in this 1969 adaptation of Charles Portis's bestselling novel. Kim Darby plays the formal-speaking adolescent who goes to Wayne for help tracking down her father's killer, and singer Glen Campbell straps on his guns to join the quest. Directed by old lion Henry Hathaway (Rawhide), True Grit is largely a showcase for Wayne (who finally won an Oscar), but it is also a decent Western with a particularly stirring final act. --Tom Keogh