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McLintock! (1963)

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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.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer:

James Edward Grant (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock
Maureen O'Hara ... Katherine Gilhooley McLintock
Patrick Wayne ... Devlin Warren
Stefanie Powers ... Rebecca 'Becky' McLintock
Jack Kruschen ... Jake Birnbaum
Chill Wills ... Drago
Yvonne De Carlo ... Louise Warren
Jerry Van Dyke ... Matt Douglas Jr.
Edgar Buchanan ... Bunny Dull
Bruce Cabot ... Ben Sage
Perry Lopez ... Davey Elk
Strother Martin ... Agard
Gordon Jones ... Matt Douglas
Robert Lowery ... Gov. Cuthbert H. Humphrey
Hank Worden ... Curly Fletcher
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Storyline

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 had 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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"McLintock!" is McNificent! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McLintock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,920,347, 31 December 1963
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Batjac Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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When Devlin is driving the buggy to take Matt home from the McLintock's with Becky the scenery is passing by much faster than a horse could possibly travel. See more »

Quotes

[Curly indicates a hat hanging from the weather vane]
Curly Fletcher: Makes seven times this month he's come home swoggled.
Drago: Six.
Curly Fletcher: Seven!
Drago: Six! Once was his birthday - that don't count.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) See more »

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Words & Music by 'By' Dunham
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A western film that combines great humor, some action, and the eternal battle of the sexes out west
10 January 1999 | by Mickey-2See all my reviews

"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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