T is for True Grit. I always did love this film but couldn't stand John Wayne. So when the Coen Brothers decided to give the book their unique treatment I was delighted. Jeff Bridges is perfectly cast as Rooster and the young girl who plays Mattie is absolutely sublime.
The Shepherd of the Hills is a 1941 American drama film starring John Wayne, Betty Field and Harry Carey. The supporting cast includes Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Marjorie Main and John Qualen. The picture was Wayne's first film in Technicolor and was based on the novel of the same name by Harold Bell Wright. The director was Henry Hathaway, who directed several other Wayne films including True Grit almost three decades later.