Starring: John Wayne, Glen Campbee, Kim Darby & Robert Duvall
Director: Henry Hathaway
Film version of Charles Portis' wonderful novel about an over-the-hill marshal who helps a 14-year-old track down her father's killer. Not as good as the book, but Wayne's Oscar-winning performance and rousing last half hour make it fine screen entertainment. Sequel: ROOSTER COGBURN. Followed by a TV movie in 1978 with Warren Oates and Lisa Pelikan.
Well-directed by Henry Hathaway, it's still not one of the Duke's classics-although it does have many good scenes. (128 mins.)
My Rating: ***