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George Washington McLintock, "GW" to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his wife Katherine has also returned. She had left him some years before without really explaining what he done but she does make the point of saying that she's returned to take their daughter back to the State Capitol with her. GW is highly respected by everyone around him including the farmers who are pouring into the territories with free grants of land and the Indians who are under threat of being relocated to another reservation. Between his wife, his headstrong daughter, the crooked land agent and the thieving government Indian agent, GW tries to keep the peace and do what is best for everyone. Written by
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George Washington McLintock:
Cuthbert H. Humphrey, Governor of our territory, is a cull. Do you know what a cull is, ma'am? A cull is a specimen that is so worthless that you have to cut him out of the herd. Now if all the people in the world were put in one herd, Cuthbert is the one I would throw a rope at.
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A western film that combines great humor, some action, and the eternal battle of the sexes out west
"McLintock", released in 1963, was a film that gave the Duke a chance to simply play a role for laughs, and let the story take care of itself. Paired with long-time screen leading lady Maureen O'Hara, the two manage to play their roles to the hilt, and the viewer can simply enjoy.
John Wayne is G. W. McLintock, a wealthy rancher that is looking to enjoy what his years of hard work have earned him--money, major spread, cattle, respect, etc. What is missing, however, is his wife, Katherine, played by Maureen O'Hara. Two years ago, without any advance warning, Kate split from the McLintock ranch and headed eastward, taking their daughter with her. Now, the daughter is returning from college, and Kate is returning, as well, determined to see that Becky goes back with her. G. W. is going to do his best to see that Becky stays with him.
The film's comedy sequences features a wild fist fight taking place at a mud slide, eventually, all the major participants end up in a slide down the mud, yes, even G. W. and Kate, and at the end of the film, a wild chase between G. W. and Kate, that ends up with a spanking being applied to Kate's backside. Ultimately, the fighting McLintocks become the peaceful duo, and the fireworks come to an end.
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