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McLintock! (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 13 November 1963 (USA)
Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials.

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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 garykmcd

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Maureen O'Hara wrote in her autobiography that the famous climactic spanking scene was completely authentic and that John Wayne carried it out with such gusto that she had bruises for a week. See more »

Goofs

When G.W. is dancing with Mrs. Warren at the party, and Ben Sage sees Katie watching them from a distance and getting jealous, he is several feet to Katie's left. When the camera angle changes, he walks up to Katie from the opposite side, on her right, to talk to her. See more »

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George Washington McLintock: [after falling down the stairs for a third time] Drago, I am sleeping in the den!
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Featured in Western Outlaws: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

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Love in the Country
Sung by The Limeliters
Music Coordinator "By' Dunham'
Words & Music by "By' Dunham' and Frank De Vol
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The eternal battle of the sexes
12 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well, this film certainly may not be too politically correct for these times, but that aside, is simply a very well acted Western version of "The Taming of the Shrew". The chemistry between John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is electric. She plays her role so convincing that you're happy she gets her spanking from George McLintock in the end. It's all done in a very comical way, and Maureen O'Hara was an excellent comic actress. For this reason, this film remains popular. In some ways it is similar to another John Wayne film, "The Quiet Man" also starring with Maureen O'Hara. In that film, John also plays the patient guy trying hard not to become violent, but to no avail. Both films represent the rawness of the land they live in: the rough American West and the bucolic but tough Irish country where fist fighting is very much a man's art. Seen through cultural filters both films are very realistic and natural. Those who look at these films from a perspective foreign to these cultures are missing the point entirely.


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