John Wayne and Red Skelton explore "true grit":
Deep Focus closes with this:
When compared to Wayne’s work with Ford, well, there’s no comparison at all. Ford’s Westerns were about the setting and the story, whereas Hathaway has no intent on making his movie about anything else than Wayne’s memorable role. If only he had given the performance in a better movie.Roger Ebert gives it 4 out of 4 stars and calls it "one of the most delightful, joyous scary movies of all time" and "the Western you should see if you only see one Western every three years". It gets a 90% critics rating at Rotten Tomatoes.