Rooster Cogburn (1975)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Western


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Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down her father's murderers.


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  • 722-1010 Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne in "Roster Cogburn" 1975 Universal MPTV
  • Strother Martin in Rooster Cogburn (1975)
  • "Rooster Cogburn," Universal 1974. John Wayne and his daughter, Marissa, during a break from filming.
  • "Rooster Cogburn," Universal 1974. John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn.
  • John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn (1975)
  • 722-1033 Katharine Hepburn in "Roster Cogburn" 1975 Universal

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23 April 2006 | MOscarbradley
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| ... or "The African Queen" out West
Someone in Hollywood had the bright idea of taking the leading character from "True Grit" and putting him in a story redolent of "The African Queen", casting a much older Katharine Hepburn, then experiencing a revival in her career, in the same part she played opposite Bogie. And it worked. If anything Wayne, with an unerring ear for the comic potential of his character, is even better than he was in "True Grit". It's a genuinely funny performance. Hepburn's character is too much an amalgam of Rose Sayer and Mattie Ross; she could be "True Grit's" Mattie 50 years on. But the chemistry between her and Wayne is palpable; they spark off each other.

The plot isn't up to much. It's been cobbled together from scraps of better movies and there is a terrible bit of over-acting from Richard Jordan as the chief villain, but it looks great, (the scenery is terrific), and is very enjoyable.

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