A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.

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John McCanless
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Paco
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Amanda McCanless
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Jimmy Whittaker
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Sheriff Pippin
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Barton Whittaker
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Sheriff Hart
Christopher Dark ...
Card Dealer
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Farm Woman
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Sludge
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Old Indian
Jimmy Lydon ...
Grotch (as James Lydon)
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Wendell
Iris Adrian ...
Mavis
Larry D. Mann ...
Bartender
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A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.

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McCanless - the one cowpoke crazy enough to fight the windmills of change!


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22 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Cowboy John  »

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One of two 1971 pictures directed by Robert Butler. The other cinema movie was _The Barefoot Executive (1971)_. Both theatrical films were Walt Disney productions. See more »

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Men's Store Clerk: It's not perfume it's lilac tweed a man's cologne.
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Pastures Green (Vocal Reprise)
Composed and Performed by Rod McKuen
Editions Chanson Co.
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Very, very funny movie!
19 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Scandalous John is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. The crazy adventures that John McCanless lives with his ranch worker Paco while taking John's only cow to sell it and get money to save his home are hilarious.

Brian Keith is terrific as the loud and unpredectible John McCanless. This movie is the story of Don Quixote set in the early 1970's of the American West, with John McCanless has the crazy Don Quixote and Alfonso Arau has his sidekick Paco Martínez. If you want to see a great comedy and have a great time, watch Scandalous John.


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