It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel. John Wayne stars as U. Marshal Rooster Cogburn and won his only Academy Award for his performance in this film. Also stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.
Donovan's Reef Filmed on location on Kauai, Hawaii. John Wayne as Michael Patrick "Guns" Donovan and Elizabeth Allen as Amelia Dedham. // Trivia - Jack Warden, who played Elizabeth Allen's father, was only nine years her senior in real life.