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Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (written by) and
Rita M. Fink (written by)
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Release Date:
26 May 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Big John = Big Jake = Big Western See more »
Plot:
The McCandles ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little... See more » | Full synopsis »
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(21 articles)
User Reviews:
Don't call him "Daddy"! See more (61 total) »

Cast

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John Wayne ... Jacob McCandles

Richard Boone ... John Fain

Patrick Wayne ... James McCandles

Christopher Mitchum ... Michael McCandles

Bruce Cabot ... Sam Sharpnose
Bobby Vinton ... Jeff McCandles

Glenn Corbett ... O'Brien

John Doucette ... Buck Duggan

Maureen O'Hara ... Martha McCandles

Jim Davis ... Head of Lynching Party

John Agar ... Bert Ryan

Harry Carey Jr. ... Pop Dawson
Gregg Palmer ... John Goodfellow

Roy Jenson ... Gunman at Bathhouse in Escondero
Virginia Capers ... Delilah
Bill Walker ... Moses Brown (as William Walker)
John McLiam ... Army Officer

Bernard Fox ... Scottish Shepherd
Don Epperson ... Saloon Bully in Escondero
Jim Burk ... Trooper
Dean Smith ... James William 'Kid' Duffy

Ethan Wayne ... Little Jake McCandles

Hank Worden ... Hank

Tom Hennesy ... Mr. Sweet
Chuck Roberson ... Texas Ranger
Robert Warner ... Will Fain
Jeff Wingfield ... Billy Devries
Jerry Gatlin ... Stubby
Everett Creach ... Walt Devries
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Galván ... Doctor
Maria Rocio ... Maria
Maria Rosario ... Maria

Michael E. Burgess ... Little Boy (uncredited)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
George Fenneman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... Boy on Town (uncredited)
John Kelly ... City Hawk (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... Escondero Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Sherman 
John Wayne (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Harry Julian Fink (written by) and
Rita M. Fink (written by) (as R.M. Fink)

Produced by
Michael Wayne .... producer (as Michael A. Wayne)
John Wayne .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gerstad)
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
 
Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as David Grayson)
James House .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Shea .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph C. Behm .... unit manager
Lee Lukather .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director (as Newton Arnold)
Jaime Contreras .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Harry S. Franklin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Joe Lauth .... assistant director (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... property
 
Sound Department
John Ferguson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Phil Cory .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Babcock .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunt double: Gregg Palmer (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Warner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Sutton .... stills
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
William Dodds .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Glennon .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Alexander Klein .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Robert McCarthy .... best boy (uncredited)
Karl Reed .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Schori Jr. .... generator operator (uncredited)
Dave Sutton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill Tharp .... grip (uncredited)
James V. Vajana .... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Visconti .... crane operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George Coleman .... transportation coordinator
Frank Austin .... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker .... driver (uncredited)
J.W. Coffman .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Conte .... driver (uncredited)
John Corwin .... driver (uncredited)
Bob Goodrich .... driver (uncredited)
Bobbie Green .... driver (uncredited)
William Charles Hauer .... driver (uncredited)
Rex Schroetter .... driver (uncredited)
Richard R. Seay .... driver (uncredited)
Jean Spray .... driver (uncredited)
Joseph Wolfe Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Johnny Johnson .... office staff
Bill McCoy .... humane society: representative
Luis Niebla .... stand-in: Ethan Wayne
Mary St. John .... secretary: John Wayne
Edward Arnold .... location auditor (uncredited)
Ted Bonnet .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Michael N. Cobin .... office staff (uncredited)
Wayne Cutlip .... wrangler (uncredited)
Jeanne Dodson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Dawn Forrester .... production secretary (uncredited)
Barney Fotheringham .... catering chief (uncredited)
Heinz Hagin .... cook (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
Billy Jones .... head wrangler (uncredited)
Gordon G. Jones .... wrangler (uncredited)
Thomas John Kane .... liaison (uncredited)
Alice Moriarty .... production secretary (uncredited)
Martin Roosendahl .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Robert Shuman .... accountant (uncredited)
Carole Steller .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... trainer: John Wayne (uncredited)
Robert Weatherwax .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ruth West .... accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for western violence (2001)
Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Black and White (photographs in opening credits) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1990) (2001) (2003) | USA:PG-13 | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (2001) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Also the tenth out of ten John Wayne films co-starring his son, Patrick Wayne.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: James McCandles is thrown off his horse by Big Jake into a mud puddle. Later in the same scene he is clean.See more »
Quotes:
James McCandles:I am moved by your faith in someone you haven't seen since he was sixteen years old, Daddy!
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Daddy?
James McCandles:Daddy.
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Well, son; since you don't have any respect for your elders, it's time somebody taught you some respect for your betters!
[grabs James and throws him into a mud puddle]
James McCandles:Why, if you weren't my father...
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Go ahead. I give you leave.
[James winds up to throw a punch, but before he swings, Jake hits him and knocks him back into the puddle]
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Don't call him "Daddy"!, 29 June 2000
Author: TSMChicago from Palatine, IL

A later John Wayne western that contains a surprising amount of graphic violence. This is by no means another "Wild Bunch" but there are more bloody gunshot wounds than usual.

The plot concerns the search and rescue of a kidnapped grandson that Wayne has never seen.

The banter between Jacob McCandles(Wayne) and his estranged sons is the source of many of the film's great lines. When Patrick Wayne tries to provoke the Duke by calling him "Daddy", the retort by the old man is priceless.

A good villan(Richard Boone), another pairing with Maureen O'Hara, some great one-liners and several references to older Wayne films make this a great choice from the westerns section at Blockbuster. Elmer Bernstein's music is wonderful too, sounding much like his "Magnificent Seven" score.

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