Rooster Cogburn

  • U
  • Stuart Millar (1975)
  • US
  • 102 min
Rooster Cogburn
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This western is made memorable by the collaboration between John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. Wayne reprises his Oscar-winning role from True Grit and Hepburn returns to the same kind of Bible-bashing spinster she portrayed in The African Queen, playing the missionary who tames the truculence of one-eyed Wayne as they search for her father's killers. The performances are wonderful, but the film relies too much on its elderly leads and is flawed by Stuart Millar's sluggish direction. It remains eminently watchable, but ultimately looks more like a cash-in on our sympathies as we watch great stars going through their paces.

Plot Summary

Western starring John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. Gun-toting marshal Rooster Cogburn teams up with feisty missionary Eula Goodnight to try to bring a ruthless band of outlaws to justice.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rooster Cogburn
John Wayne
Eula Goodnight
Katharine Hepburn
Breed
Anthony Zerbe
Hawk
Richard Jordan
Judge Parker
John McIntire
Wolf
Richard Romancito
McCoy
Strother Martin
Luke
Paul Koslo
Red
Jack Colvin
Rev Goodnight
Jon Lormer
Leroy
Lane Smith
Bagby
Warren Vanders
Nose
Jerry Gatlin
Hambone
Mickey Gilbert
Jerry
Chuck Hayward
Chen Lee
Tommy Lee

Crew

Director
Stuart Millar

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
C.I.C. (UK)
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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