Very Rare Rolled NO FOLDS Australian Daybill movie poster.Rooster Cogburn is a 1975 American western film directed by Stuart Millar and starring John Wayne, reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, and Katharine Hepburn. Written by Martha Hyer, based on the Rooster Cogburn character created by Charles Portis in the novel True Grit, the film is about an aging lawman whose badge was recently suspended for a string of routine arrests that ended in bloodshed. To earn back his badge, he is tasked with bringing down a ring of bank robbers that has hijacked a wagon shipment of nitroglycerin. He is helped by a spinster searching for her father's killer. Rooster Cogburn is a sequel to the 1969 film True Grit. In his review in The New York Times, Vincent Canby praised the performances by the two leads—Wayne for his continuation of his Oscar-winning role as Cogburn, and Hepburn for her performance. Rarely is a rolled daybill available for this film.