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True Grit

Released 1969
Distributor Paramount

John Wayne finally landed an Oscar for his role as one-eyed marshal Rooster Cogburn in Henry Hathaway’s scenic blockbuster, which charmingly retains the archaic speech patterns of the source novel. Great supporting cast.

About Stuart Gordon

Writer/director Stuart Gordon has returned to the world of live theater with his recent productions of Nevermore starring his old friend Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe, and Re-Animator The Musical (the title says it all.) Next year he will be producing and directing Taste, a play based on the true life story of the man who put a help-wanted ad on the internet for someone he could kill and eat.