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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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Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Batjac, John Wayne's production company, needed completion funds for The Alamo (1960), it borrowed the money from United Artists. The Batjac film library was used as collateral for the loan. Making "McClintock" profitably for United Artists allowed Batjac to reclaim control of the films. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Warren asks if anything is wrong, and Ching says, "No birdsnest soup," he sets down his chopsticks next to his plate. In the next shot, he sets them down again, resting on his plate. See more »

Quotes

Cowhand: It's a nice mornin', ain't it, boss?
George Washington McLintock: Everybody's entitled to their own opinion.
Cowhand: Like that again, huh? Well, this ought to cheer you up. A thousand head. I figure they'll bring about $12.50.
George Washington McLintock: They're not as fat as I'd like for shippin'. They come off of the north range?
Cowhand: Yes sir. Settlers. Every one of them with a plow and a bible and not the slightest idea what the range is for.
George Washington McLintock: Drago! Drag out that hog leg. Get me some attention.
Drago: [Fires a shot in the air] Yeehaw! People, people, people! Come on ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Available in a 128 minutes version (by Goodtimes Entertainment) and in a shorter 122 minute version by Gemstone Entertainment. This is an edited version with all the original music and background music replaced with an all new soundtrack. Some musical scenes have been deleted and some dialogue dubbed. See more »

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Soundtracks

Love in the Country
Sung by The Limeliters
Music Coordinator "By' Dunham'
Words & Music by "By' Dunham' and Frank De Vol
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A great John Wayne film
28 January 2003 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

This is film-making at it's best! Superbly cast and acted, John Wayne stars with Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Chill Wills and Strother Martin in a western with a twist of humor. There's some drama and enough action to keep the viewer's interest, but this film contains some hilarious scenes, particularly between O'Hara and Wayne. Those two have worked together (superbly!) before and it shows. Their interaction is perfect and the results provide some real comic relief! This isn't one of Wayne's old "oaters", but a wonderfully written and executed film. Don't miss this film - it's one of the greats!


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