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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sit back an enjoy!
"Rooster Cogburn and the Lady" ist a Western movie. So far, so good. Lots of Western movies have been shot. But what makes this one a special movie is the fact that here you have two Stars who fill their parts with so much life and energy that you just don't care about the story - you just sit and feel the joy, fun and pleasure that John Wayne and Catherine...
Published on 11 Nov 2000 by Amazon Customer

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3.0 out of 5 stars 'Autum' Wayne
In 1975 Duke Wayne was having serious health problems and is advanced age was getting too obvious. The Western genre itself was far from the moviegoers first option, in fact the Duke's films were not doing very well at the Box-office.
Trying to recapture the public attention Wayne returned to his most sucessuful caracther in late years, that of Rooster Coburn, the...
Published on 10 Feb 2004 by websurfer


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sit back an enjoy!, 11 Nov 2000
"Rooster Cogburn and the Lady" ist a Western movie. So far, so good. Lots of Western movies have been shot. But what makes this one a special movie is the fact that here you have two Stars who fill their parts with so much life and energy that you just don't care about the story - you just sit and feel the joy, fun and pleasure that John Wayne and Catherine Hepburn must have felt. Just their presence on the screen is worth the movie: Two old Stars doing what they're best at - and radiating it to the audience. You will enjoy them teasing each other, showing respect for each other - do I repeat myself? It's heartwarming, enjoyable, "acting" at its best: you just don't get the impression that they are acting. And that's what I like about this movie. You don't get this very often. A movie like this is like a pearl in the ocean: it is deeply hidden, you find it by accident - and once you have discovered it you'll never give it away.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn stand toe to toe, 4 July 2004
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Lawrance M. Bernabo (The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota) - See all my reviews
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Sometimes a multitude of wrongs can come out right. Hollywood has a penchant for making sequels to successful films, so when John Wayne finally won an Oscar for his performance in "True Grit." Wayne played Rooster Cogburn, a fearless, one-eyed U.S. marshal who never knew a dry day in his life. Fortunately Hollywood waited six years before making this 1975 sequel. However, at that point they not only hired a novice screenwriter, actress Martha Hyer ("First Men in the Moon"), they let her rip off "The African Queen" and turn it into a western. Fortunately, they hired Katharine Hepburn to play opposite the Duke.
That is what "Rooster Cogburn" comes down to, the chance for John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn to do scenes together; it also explains why the film is also known as "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady." Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, no, wait, I mean Eula Goodnight, who is the daughter of a minister (Jon Lormer) instead of the brother of a missionary. The gospel is still being brought to the natives, except this time we are set in the Cascades of Oregon rather than the jungles of Africa. The bad guys are now a gang of thieves led by Breed (Anthony Zerbe) and Hawk (Richard Jordan), instead of Nazis, and this time they gun down the minister. So when Rooster comes along to track them down and bring them to his brand of justice, Eula insists on going along.
The plot is predictable in terms of the outcome and familiar when Kate and the Duke end up on the water. But there is fun to be had in these two standing toe to toe, but not jaw to jaw, and going at it. "To whom do you think you are speaking," she intones frostily. "You is to whom I think I am speaking, sister," he shoots back. She allows that he is bigger than she is, but only physically. He observes in this situation that should be enough and they continue to have great fun with the dialogue. Wayne has great fun hamming it up and Hepburn enjoys having an actor big enough to stand up to her assault.
The stories from the set were that the two great stars had great fun making this movie. Their politics were at opposite ends of the spectrum so they just avoid the topics and enjoyed being in each other's company. Wayne was playing a character he had done before in a movie, but then Hepburn's character is instantly recognizable as well, even if the name is different. The names do not matter. They can call them "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady," but it is the Duke and Kate, and their fans will not be disappointed by their time together.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Autum' Wayne, 10 Feb 2004
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In 1975 Duke Wayne was having serious health problems and is advanced age was getting too obvious. The Western genre itself was far from the moviegoers first option, in fact the Duke's films were not doing very well at the Box-office.
Trying to recapture the public attention Wayne returned to his most sucessuful caracther in late years, that of Rooster Coburn, the amiable self-parody of an old cowboy that had transformed 1969's True Grit into a huge hit and ultimatly offered him a mutch deserved Oscar.
This time with Katherine Hepburn as co-star, Wayne delivers another amusing performance and truly shows how mutch of an actor he really was.In fact the Wayne/Hepburn warm performances are the strongest argument of this picture, together with the beautiful photography and autumnal landscapes that fit so weel the story and the actors mood.
Essential for John Wayne fans, the Duke would only do two more films after this one, Brannigan and The Shootist...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 24 Oct 2013
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was very pleased with the product well packaged very happy with the purchase and very good price to pay .I found nothing wrong with the item i loved it and would buy more.I gave 5 stars because the service was very good item to buy .
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5.0 out of 5 stars bril, 29 Aug 2013
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bril film again one of my favs I will enjoy watching this soon as both are good actors and actresses and this is a good film
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5.0 out of 5 stars WAITED FOR YEARS FOR A DECENT COPY OF THIS MOVIE, 25 Jun 2013
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I am more than satisfied with the quality of this blu ray. I need subtitles for the hearing impaired. Could not get this in US. Thanks for making my day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars blu ray review, 7 May 2013
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I've just watched this film it arrived today.
The picture quality of this disk is very good and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of buying it. Sound is DTS Master HD mono.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rooster Cogburn, 23 April 2006
Enjoyable western. An ageing John Wayne gives an entertaining performance as law man Rooster Cogburn in this follow up to True Grit. Here, Cogburn teams up with preecher's daughter Katharine Hepburn to avenge the death of her father. This is by no means as brilliant as True Grit (which won Wayne his only oscar) but there are some decent action scenes although most of the film's appeal lies in the brilliant chemistry between Wayne and Hepburn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One excellent film!, 7 May 2014
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You have to admit it- Katherine Hepburn is a very fiesty woman! She always stand for what she believes in,and no one-not even a gun-toting foul- mouthed drunkard can scare her! They are more scared of her! If You want to see this strong willed woman,then get this film-she even scared the duke himself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this film, 19 Mar 2014
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Also, it arrived before the estimated delivery date in perfect condition. Seeing this on bluray is just wonderful. The colours and details suddenly visible is fantastic. If you love this film and have a bluray player, get it on bluray.
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