Rooster Cogburn (1975)

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    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      It's such a shame they took so long to make this film. If only they had filmed "Rooster Cogburn" in about 1971 then they could have made "Sometime" in 1974. As it is, Katharine Hepburn had good chemistry with Duke, even though she was far too old for her part. I think they should have made her father her brother, since they were the same age.
    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      i ve just watched this for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it - loved the relationship and chemistry between john wayne and katharine hepburn, also the relationship between john wayne and the character wolf ( sorry - can t think of his real name without going back and looking) i m surprised it came so many years after true grit though. had a good balance of action, adventure and a bit of romance for the romantics amongst us. will definitely go into my top 5 duke films
      "Sorry don t get it done, Dude" (Rio Bravo)

      Hooked on The Duke
    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      Did anyone get a chance to read the paperback on the film? I remember thumbing thru it years ago and there were some pics from the end with Rooster fishing the leader of the bad guys out of the water after the explosions. The scene is not in the finished film and I was wondering if the book explained the action that was missing in the film.
    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      i ve just watched this film again - one of my all time favourites, absolutely stunning scenery and fantastic story = brilliant:thumbs_up:
      "Sorry don t get it done, Dude" (Rio Bravo)

      Hooked on The Duke
    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      In my opinion this Rooster Cogburn is one of his weakest movies, for me it has little replay value. This could have been a great movie but instead thanks to infusion of unnecessary "New Blood" who either had no knowledge, or had no respect for Duke's career.

      And this shows in the way the film plays out, the cinematography is pathetic and lacks the majestic beauty of Duke's earlier works. The score is horrible. And with few exceptions the supporting cast is uniformly bad. The script is a knock off of The African Queen but the finishehed film lacks the love care that was put into that particular film.
    • Re: Rooster Cogburn (1975)

      This is one of the Duke movies I watch the most....I don't know if I can call it one of my favorites, but, to me, It just has that "watchability!" (Is that a word? It is now). Anyway, a fun movie, with my favorite Duke character ("True Grit" is still my favorite), and John Wayne at his comedic best. I'll take this one over "The African Queen" any day.