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Rooster Cogburn

  • Drama
  • 1975
  • Stuart Millar
  • 102 mins
  • U

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 veteran 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Rooster CogburnJohn Wayne
Eula GoodnightKatharine Hepburn
BreedAnthony Zerbe
HawkRichard Jordan
Judge ParkerJohn McIntire
WolfRichard Romancito
McCoyStrother Martin
LukePaul Koslo
RedJack Colvin
Rev GoodnightJon Lormer
LeroyLane Smith
BagbyWarren Vanders
NoseJerry Gatlin
HamboneMickey Gilbert
JerryChuck Hayward (1)
Chen LeeTommy Lee

Crew

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DirectorStuart Millar

Details

Theatrical distributor
C.I.C. (UK)
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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