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True Grit

True Grit is a 1969 Western film which tells the story of a teenaged girl, out for revenge for her father's death, who hooks up with a United States marshal and a Texas Ranger to find her father's killer. It stars John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin and Jeff Corey.

The movie was adapted by Marguerite Roberts from the novel by Charles Portis. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and filmed in the vicinity of Ridgway, Colorado, now the home of the True Grit Cafe.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (John Wayne) and was nominated for Best Music, Song (for Elmer Bernstein and Don Black for True Grit).

True Grit was followed by a sequel, Rooster Cogburn, in 1975. It was also remade for television in 1978, starring Warren Oates and Lisa Pelikan.