True Grit The Sons Of Katie Elder Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

  |  Buy to Own: 06/10/2008
  |  368 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Three classic westerns starring John Wayne. In 'True Grit' (1969), after her father is murdered by outlaw Tom Chancey (Jeff Corey), 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) attempts to track down the killer. She goes to a paunchy, one-eyed marshall (Wayne), a man of 'true grit', and together they pursue Chancey into Native American territory. They are joined by La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), a ranger who is hoping to collect the reward on another of Chancey's murders. In 'The Sons of Katie Elder' (1965), four sons are re-united when they return home to Clearwater to bury their mother, Katie Elder. John Elder (Wayne) is the oldest brother, a gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is next, a card sharp who shares his sibling's ability with a gun only when his back is to the wall. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the moody one, while the youngest is Bud (Michael Anderson Jr), upon whom the family's hopes of respectability rest. Finally, in 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance' (1962), big-city lawyer Ransom (James Stewart) heads into the Wild West outpost of Shinbone to bring local outlaw Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) to justice. En route, he is met by a posse led by Valance, who beat him within an inch of his life. Passing cowboy Tom Doniphon (Wayne) rescues Ransom, gets him set up in Shinbone, and supports his efforts to be elected sheriff. Meanwhile, he also attempts to teach his clumsy protege the fundamentals of gunslinging, so that Valance may at last be brought to book.