True Grit (Paramount, 1969)

. Rooster Cogburn, no grit? Not much! . . The 1969 filming of the great Charles Portis novel True Grit was a perfectly splendid Western.   It is not always that an outstandingly good book makes an outstandingly good film but it was certainly the case with Portis’s book and the John Wayne/Henry Hathaway movie. […]