State Of The Union Rooster Cogburn

  |  Buy to Own: 26/12/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of classic films: 'State of the Union' is a 1948 Frank Capra-directed comedy starring Spender Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Tracy plays Grant Matthews, a prospective candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, backed by his mistress, newspaper mogul Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury). In order to present a more wholesome image, Matthews convinces his estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) to pose as his devoted spouse. Mary agrees because she thinks he might make a good president, but when Matthews corrupts his principles for votes, Mary realises she has made a mistake. In 'Rooster Cogburn' (1975), sequel to 'True Grit', John Wayne returns as the grizzled, one-eyed lawman Rooster Cogburn. This time around, the rough and ready yet primed for a good cause Cogburn teams up with prim missionary Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn) in the search for the men who killed her father.