True Grit / The Sons Of Katie Elder / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance DVD
TRUE GRIT: John Wayne earned the 1969 “Best Actor” Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when the inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary Western which features performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin. THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER: Katie Elder bore four sons. The day she is buried they all return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. John Wayne is the eldest and toughest son, the gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is good with a deck of cards and good with a gun when he has to be. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one-nobody ever called him yellow... twice. Bud (Michael Anderson, Jr.) is the youngest. Any hope for respectability lies with him. Directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit), an acknowledged master of the western, the story has a dual theme; not only is this a he-man's story, but it is also a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, movingly portrayed from beginning to conclusion. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE: Ranking with Stagecoach as one of the greatest of its genre, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the modern-day Western to beat all Westerns. John Ford, whose very name is synonymous with “Westerns,” directed the ideal cast. Jimmy Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid the fair village of Shinbone of its number one nuisance and bad man: Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). And as if all that weren't enough, the biggest star that ever aimed a six-shooter plays the man of the title: John Wayne. Super-sincere Stewart and rugged rancher Wayne also share the same love interest (Vera Miles). One gets the gunman, but the other gets the gal.
|Year Of Release||1962|
|Director||Henry Hathaway,John Ford|
|Cast||Alfred Ryder,James Gregory,James Stewart,James Westerfield,Jeanette Nolan,Jeff Corey,Jeremy Slate,John Carradine,John Doucette,John Fiedler,John Litel,John Qualen,John Wayne,George Kennedy,Glen Campbell,Dean Martin,Dennis Hopper,Denver Pyle,Donald Woods,Earl Holliman,Edith Atwater,Edmond O'Brien,Andy Devine,Carleton Young,Ken Murray,Kim Darby,Lee Marvin,Willis Bouchey,Woody Strode,Sheldon Allman,Strother Martin,Vera Miles,Paul Fix,Rhys Williams,Robert Duvall,Ron Soble,Martha Hyer,Michael Anderson Jr|
|HOH (Hard of Hearing)||Yes|
|Audio||English Dolby Digital Mono, French Mono, German Mono, Italian Mono, Spanish Mono, English Dolby Digital 5.1|