Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Duration: 128 min.
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.
stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, earnest, harsh, sentimental, tense ...
adventure, murder, vengeance, revenge, justice, bounty hunter, verbal byplay, odd couple, gunfight, old west, on the road, unlikely partners, manhunt, chase, civil war, drinking, mentor, violent, runaway, beautiful scenery, dialogue, obsessive quest, indians, foul language, moral ambiguity ...
19th century, 1880s, 1930s
texas, oklahoma, usa, california