In 1970, John Wayne won an Academy Award. for his larger-than-life perfo rmance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marsh all, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murder ed her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn’s employer insists on accompanyin g the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled t o disastrous when an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen C ampbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action i n this extraordinary Western which features performances by Robert Duval l and Strother Martin.