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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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Never such a tender love story! Never such a savage showdown! Never such restless natives! 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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

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

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara portrayed a married couple in The Quiet Man (1952). In that film, Wayne's character, Sean Thornton, walks into the house drunk, and shouts at O'Hara's character, Mary Kate, "Woman of the house!" In this film .his character walks in the house drunk and uses the same call to get her attention, "Woman of the house!" See more »

Goofs

During the rodeo scene, a 48 star flag (6 rows x 8 columns) is shown. If this area is still a territory, it's not Alaska or Hawaii. Before Arizona and New Mexico became states, there were 46 stars. See more »

Quotes

George Washington McLintock: If these settlers get burned out, there'll be a lot of hollerin' that this country is too wild to be a state. We'll go on bein' a territory some more, with a lot of political appointees runnin' it according to what they learned in some college where they think cows are somethin' you milk and Indians are somethin' in front of a cigar store.
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There are no end credits at the end of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

"John Wayne Estate Authorized Edition" of McLintock is digitally remastered and in stereo. Contains the original music, background music, musical scenes, and dialogue (these are dubbed out in some other home video versions of the film). See more »

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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-a-way (1963) See more »

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Cakewalk
Words & Music by 'By' Dunham
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How did I miss this? It's great!
3 March 2002 | by BibChrSee all my reviews

I am a John Wayne fan, but have never heard much "buzz" about this movie. Indeed, I hesitated over it a number of times before renting it for my family's weekly movie. I almost introduced it apologetically.

No worries, though! This movie is CLASSIC John Wayne. There are SO many elements to like in it. You get some good and timely philosophical comments about self-reliance versus dependency, some other good points on what goes into a marriage; but then there are truly funny comic moments, scenes, lines. Very un-PC, very memorable.

In fact, this movie has so many great lines it will require more viewings. We re-ran several as it was.

Put that together with a uniformly strong supporting class, and I think you've got vintage Wayne.


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