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True Grit


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  True Grit Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.36 /10
 
Starring
John Wayne , Kim Darby , Glen Campbell
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Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Written by: Marguerite Roberts from Charles Portis's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1969
   
Genre: DRAMA
WESTERN
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 128
 
 


 
A teenage girl (Kim Darby) shames a clapped out, hard-drinking old marshal (John Wayne, pictured) into avenging the murder of her father.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Sam Peckinpah told a similar story much better in Ride The High Country (1962); but he didn't have John Wayne. Henry Hathaway's film has several serious defects - too slow a pace, a pitiful performance from singer Glen Campbell as a Texas Ranger, and a script that should have been sharper. The villains (Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper) are good, though, and Wayne is near his best, half-mocking his own image in the role that won him an overdue Oscar.


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