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Scandalous John (1971)

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.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... John McCanless
Alfonso Arau ... Paco
Michele Carey ... Amanda McCanless
Rick Lenz ... Jimmy Whittaker
Harry Morgan ... Sheriff Pippin
Simon Oakland ... Barton Whittaker
Bill Williams ... Sheriff Hart
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Card Dealer
Fran Ryan ... Farm Woman
Bruce Glover ... Sludge
Richard Hale ... Old Indian
Jimmy Lydon ... Grotch (as James Lydon)
John Ritter ... Wendell
Iris Adrian ... Mavis
Larry D. Mann ... Bartender
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy John See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The age of Scandalous John aka John McCanless (Brian Keith) was seventy-nine years of age. See more »

Quotes

Men's Store Clerk: It's not perfume it's lilac tweed a man's cologne.
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Soundtracks

Pastures Green (Vocal)
Composed and Performed by Rod McKuen
Editions Chanson Co.
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Very, very funny movie!
19 April 2002 | by zx565See 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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