A Classic with “Grit”: The Duke’s True Grit Returns to U.S. Theaters May 5th and 8th

” You can’t serve papers on a rat, baby sister. You gotta kill him or let him be. “

Saddle up with one-eyed “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), young Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) and Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Glen Campbell) as they embark on an epic mission of revenge set in the awe-inspiring expanse of the American Old West. The original screen version of True Grit celebrates its 50th anniversary at more than 600 nationwide theaters for two days only: May 5 and May 8.

TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will offer pre- and post-film commentary, providing a special look at one of the most celebrated Westerns in film history, as well as the only performance that garnered movie legend John Wayne an Academy Award for his role as a grizzled, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal with “true grit.” This May, marvel at the original iconic classic that inspired the acclaimed remake by Joel and Ethan
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