McLintock!Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
George Washington McLintock (John Wayne) has a saddlebag full of trouble. The owner of the largest ranch in the territory, which also includes a mine and a lumber mill that he built up himself, should be a happy, fulfilled man, but he isn't. His wife, Katherine (Maureen O'Hara), walked out on him two years ago without a word of explanation and has been living back east and running in very fancy circles. He's getting older, a fact of which he's constantly reminded as friends around him decline in health. He's being challenged by their sons, eager to make their mark on the territory, and by the homesteaders who are pouring in with the support of the government, hoping to farm on land that's just barely adequate for cattle to graze on; he's got government officials underfoot, including an inept Indian agent (Strother Martin) and a corrupt land agent (Gordon Jones); the thick-headed, longwinded territorial governor, the honorable Cuthbert H. Humphrey (Robert Lowery), and the government back east are trying to push the Indians -- whose chiefs are some of McLintock's oldest enemies and his best and most honored friends -- by shipping them off to a reservation, where they'll be cared for like old women; and to top it all off, Katherine is coming back to secure a divorce and take custody of their 17-year-old daughter, Rebecca (Stefanie Powers), who's been at school back east and no longer likes anything to do with the West, any more than her mother does. All of that -- plus the presence of a young hired hand (Patrick Wayne) who's interested romantically in McLintock's daughter -- is the setup for a sprawling comedy Western with serious overtones, part battle-of-the-sexes and part political tract. McLintock! was made mostly to keep John Wayne's production company solvent in the wake of the losses incurred from the production of The Alamo. Wayne needed a film that could be made quickly and have mass appeal, and he got more than he bargained for in James Edward Grant's screenplay, which owed a little to both The Taming of the Shrew and The Quiet Man. Shot in the spring of 1963 and premiered in late November of that year, McLintock! proved to be one of the star's most popular and successful films of the '60s. It was a prized possession of the Wayne estate and was held unavailable for all of the '80s and beyond until they missed the copyright renewal in 1991 -- after that, it emerged in numerous substandard videocassette and DVD editions. There was an authorized VHS edition from MPI in the early '90s, and there were legitimate showings on WTBS, but until 2005 there was no decent quality DVD version. Late that year, Paramount Home Video, working under license from the Wayne estate, released a beautiful letterboxed DVD edition loaded up with extras.
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- Olive Films
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Cast & Crew
|John Wayne||George Washington McLintock|
|Maureen O'Hara||Katherine McLintock|
|Yvonne De Carlo||Louise Warren|
|Patrick Wayne||Devlin Warren|
|Stefanie Powers||Becky McLintock|
|Jack Kruschen||Jake Birnbaum|
|Jerry Van Dyke||Matt Douglas, Jr.|
|Edgar Buchanan||Bunny Dull|
|Bruce Cabot||Ben Sage|
|Perry Lopez||Davey Elk|
|Gordon Jones||Matt Douglas|
|Robert Lowery||Governor Cuthbert H. Humphrey|
|Aissa Wayne||Alice Warren|
|Chuck Roberson||Sheriff Lord|
|Hank Worden||Curly Butler|
|Ralph Volkie||Oldtimer in saloon|
|John Stanley||Running Buffalo|
|Edward Faulkner||Young Ben Sage|
|Bob Steele||Train engineer|
|Big John Hamilton||Fauntleroy|
|Andrew V. McLaglen||Director|
|C. Frank Beetson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|William H. Clothier||Cinematographer|
|Sam Comer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Frank deVol||Score Composer|
|James Edward Grant||Screenwriter|
|Eddie Imazu||Production Designer|
|Ann Peck||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Hal Pereira||Production Designer|
|Darrell Silvera||Set Decoration/Design|
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I received this DVD as a gift from someone who purchased it at a B&N store (?) and I have none near me to return/exchange it. It is a beautiful DVD, for what I can play of it. The chapters and extras are very nicely done, and the widescreen presentation is one of the best I've ever seen. But, the DVD itself will only allow me to watch up through the middle of chapter 6...and it picks up again after the start of chapter 10. I have an up to date Sony Blueray/DVD player, a Toshiba DVD player in the bedroom, a Panasonic Home Theater combo system, a TV with a built in DVD player, and my HP computer has Blueray/DVD playback capability. NONE of them will read past chapter 6, and only two of them will read chapter 10 and beyond. This is why I rated this DVD (UPC# 097368876248) with one star. If anyone knows of a way to exchange this DVD for another copy, I would really like to know! The movie is great, and I have another "pan and scan" copy of it on another collection...but, the colors are washed out, and the scenes tend to blur, and the audio isn't near as rich and full. Please reply to this if you can help me out! Thank you!
This version (note the UPC) is the proper release, It is the real thing as was released by the Wayne family. There are copies, however they have problems which is why I said note the upc before buying.
There are two companies that release this title and both have blown it by only offering Pan and Scan. Hollywood should forbid this butchering of movies, or at least provide a choice! Two stars, only for the movie, not the DVD.
McLintock! Rocks - It is the finest work done by John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara since The Quiet Man. Their chemistry is explosive. Also special mentions to a bumbling and very funny Jerry Van Dyke,a very handsome Patrick Wayne,and Michael Wayne as the Director. I never thought a Spanking could be so much fun. HAHAHA
I have always loved the movie McLintock, but the DVD quality is very poor. Filled with blurry scenes and lines down the middle of the picture I was disappointed with the production. And the pan and scan feature does not do the movie any justice. They should have made it available in wide screen to prevent faces from being cut in half by the edge of the screen while they talk. Over all, the entire movie is still very enjoyable, as long as you don't pay to close attention to the image quality. I would suggest that every John Wayne lover see this movie. They one unexpected pleasure was the few liner note that include interesting facts about the film and its stars.
I thought I wouldn't really like this movie, but I ended up loving it. I thought it was sooooooo funny and John Wayne was great in his roll. I'm not a big fan of old western movies but I loved this one. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves comedy.
I LOVED this movie when I was younger. I'm only 15, so most people I know don't understand me when I tell them what my all time favorite movie is. This is it.
What a great movie! By the time this was made, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara had made several films together and you can just SEE the chemistry that comes from being friends. They take on each other toe-to-toe from beginning to end, and the entire supporting cast is along for the ride. The one disappointment with this is the subplot, which mostly gets buried and could have had so much more opportunity. But if wild romantic comedy mixed with good ol' boy shoot 'em up Westerns is your idea of a good time, jump on board the stage, folks...McClintock! delivers.
The other reviews before mine were written before this movie was released on 11 Oct. Barnes & Noble have the wrong tech info for this movie. Look closely at the pic and you will see Widescreen , second line from the top. I bought this movie today, and it is true widescreen and has been beautifully restored, the colors are awesome. The many xtras are truly wonderful, Maureen O'Hara gives many comments about the picture. Plus many other surprizes. This movie is released from the Wayne family and is finally, truly a great viewing experience.