One of the last recurring characters played by the incomparable John Wayne is the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn. Cogburn is a sharpshooting renegade Marshall of the Law with a love for strong beverages, the frontier, and women with a bit of attitude. Marshall Cogburn is wrangled into a journey cross-country with Eula Goodnight played by none other than Katherine Hepburn. The two are fixated on tracking an outlaw gang with a load of nitro readied for an incredible heist. Both Cogburn and Goodnight are past their prime, but possess a spirit of adventure that doesn't take prisoners, and never backs down.
The on-screen chemistry between Wayne and Hepburn has become an iconoclastic study for movie enthusiasts and motion picture artists. Rooster Cogburn is one of the first box office smash western filmed entirely in Technicolor. Wit and rough natural surroundings, along with a classic mission, makes Rooster Cogburn a John Wayne classic.