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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.


Andrew V. McLaglen


James Edward Grant (original screenplay)
4,948 ( 69)
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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


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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WELCOME TO McLINTOCK! POPULATION: the most brawling, roistering adventurers in the West! And McLintock the man owns McLintock the town -- every lock, every stock and every beauty -- but one...and that starts the battle that puts the town in the mud! See more »


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Did You Know?


During the pheasant hunting segment John Wayne was shooting real birdshot. The pheasants were released on cue so that he knew when and where to shoot. See more »


After the mud fight when Mrs. Warren is carrying Katherine's breakfast tray the teapot spout is pointing to her right at the bottom of the stairs but is pointing to her left when she knocks at Katherine's door. See more »


George Washington McLintock: [McLintock and his family are standing on the porch looking up at Ching the cook. Ching is standing there with a rather large meat cleaver] Well you old Cantonese reprobate, how 'bout it?
Ching: Ya fire me? I kill myself!
George Washington McLintock: I'm not talkin' about *firing* you I'm *RETIRING* you! You've been rustlin' food for us for forty years! We're gonna put you out to pasture. All you'll have to do is give advice, be one of the family!
Ching: I kill myself!
George Washington McLintock: I may save you the trouble.
Drago: Hey Ching, you kill yourself, I'll cut of your...
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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 »


Version of The Taming of the Shrew (1923) See more »


Just Right For Me
Words & Music by 'By' Dunham
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

13 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McLintock See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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