John Wayne was entering the twilight of his career but he surely had some more Westerns to make before head'in to that Saloon in the sky. What better movie to make by digging one of his more popular characters out of retirement to make what would be his penultimate movie with. Out of the mothballs is Wayne's magnificent fat bastard Marshall Ruben "Rooster" J Cogburn. Still living in the back of the Chinese grocery, still getting pulled into … more
John Wayne returns as Marshall Rooster Cogburn to track thieves who stole a wagon full of explosives and help a Minister's daughter avenge her father's death. More action oriented then True Grit and much more fun.
John Wayne shines once again as Rooster Cogburn but Katherine Hepburn provides the polish.This movie is often refered to as John Wayne meets the African Queen. I disagree. The interaction between Wayne & Hepburn is the foundation of the movie, but I think the chemistry and clash between Hawk & Breed (Richard Jordan & Anthony Zerbe)is almost as interesting. Jordan & Zerbe are two character actors who are often overlooked. I liked the character of Hawk. I always thought He would make an adult version … more