True Grit 50th Anniversary in Theaters May 2019

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  • Mark your calendars! True Grit is making a return to theaters for two dates in May 2019.

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar®. The legendary movie star gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the older gunfighter, sparks start to fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party.

    Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary film featuring performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin. A true western classic for fans and first-timers, True Grit is a must-see on the big screen.

    This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

    More info and local show times available at: fathomevents.com/events/tcm201…rit-50th-anniversary-1969

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  • Kevin wrote:

    You figure if he's 5' 9" 4" lifts gets him 6' 1" maybe 6' 2".

    I call BS of that trivia answer.
    He was 6.4" I think. I watched the Phil Donahue interview from around 1976 and you get a real sense of just how big the Duke was. How intelligent and charming and self effacing too. Think the audience were eating out of his hand and rightly so. Wonderful candid interview....

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  • @dukefan1 it might be show a second night. I know here it's playing again Wednesday night.

    Super pleased to finally see this in the theater. This movie came out the summer after I was born 1969, so I made it a point to go see it today.

    BTW, did anyone see the trivia questions before the movie started? If so, they asked how tall was John Wayne, and I was surprised with the answer.

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    Not sure this is correct. 5' 9" with lifts in his shoes?!
  • I'm sad to say, I missed it. I was on vacation this week and meant to finish it off with a viewing. But, I just didn't get there. I am glad to hear that the theater was near packed, ZS_Maverick. He still draws the crowd!

    Mark