McLintock! (1963)

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    Plot Summary
    Cattle baron George Washington McLintock fights his wife,
    his daughter, and political land-grabbers,
    finally "taming" them all in this Western comedy with
    Taming of the Shrew overtones.
    Summary written by Jim Beaver

    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... George Washington McLintock
    Maureen O'Hara .... Katherine Gilhooley McLintock
    Patrick Wayne .... Devlin Warren
    Stefanie Powers .... Becky McLintock
    Jack Kruschen .... Jake Birnbaum
    Chill Wills .... Drago
    Yvonne De Carlo .... Mrs. 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
    Michael Pate .... Puma
    Edward Faulkner .... Young Ben Sage
    Mari Blanchard .... Camille
    Leo Gordon .... Jones
    Chuck Roberson .... Sheriff Jeff Lord
    Bob Steele .... Train engineer
    Aissa Wayne .... Alice Warren
    Big John Hamilton .... Fauntleroy Sage (as 'Big' John Hamilton)
    Danny Borzage .... Loafer (uncredited)
    Carol Daniels .... Girl in general store (uncredited)
    H.W. Gim .... Ching (uncredited)
    Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales .... Carlos (uncredited)
    Duncan Inches .... Cowhand (uncredited)
    Cliff Lyons .... (uncredited)
    Hal Needham .... Carter (uncredited)
    Kari Noven .... Millie Jones (uncredited)
    Dean Smith .... (uncredited)
    John Stanley .... Running Buffalo (uncredited)
    Ralph Volkie .... Oldtimer in saloon (uncredited)
    Olaf Wieghorst .... Cavalry sergeant (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    James Edward Grant (original screenplay)

    William H. Clothier

    Original Music
    Frank De Vol (song "Love in the Country")
    'By' Dunham (songs "Love in the Country", "Just Right ForMe", "Cakewalk" and "When We Dance")

    Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
    Polly Burson .... stunts (uncredited)
    Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
    Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
    David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
    Quentin Dickey .... stunts (uncredited)
    Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
    Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
    Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
    Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
    Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
    Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
    Lucille House .... stunts (uncredited)
    Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
    Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
    Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
    Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
    Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
    Stacy Newton .... stunts (uncredited)
    Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
    Rudy Robbins .... stunts (uncredited)
    Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
    Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
    Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
    Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
    Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
    Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)

    Other Crew
    Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor
    'By' Dunham .... music coordinator
    Richard Kuhn .... title designer
    The Limeliters .... singers: "Love in the Country"
    Cliff Lyons .... technical advisor
    Robert E. Morrison .... production coordinator

    The "mudhole" in which the famous brawl took place wasn't actually made of mud. It was made of a material called bentonite, which is used in the drilling of oil wells and has the consistency of chocolate syrup. According to actor Leo Gordon (the first one to be knocked down it), that scene took a week to shoot.

    Promotional events were postponed for a week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    Although Stefanie Powers claims that John Ford came to the set to direct the movie for a week, Andrew V. McLaglen the director says that it never happened. He says he was there for the entire shoot of the movie.

    In the scene where the Comanches are being outfitted with rifles it's easy to see that they're Krag Jorgensen carbines, meaning that this film takes place in at least 1896, as the Krag didn't service as a military arm until 1894.

    John Wayne insisted that the role of the weak, insipid Governor be called "Cuthbert H. Humphrey", with the intention that he be seen as a parody of liberal Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, whom Wayne intensely disliked.

    The inspiration for this raucous John Wayne comedy was none other than William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", which producer Michael Wayne and director Andrew V. McLaglen thought would have even more of a comedic kick if it were set in the Old West.

    Although often seen as simply a knockabout comedy, John Wayne also intended the film to be a statement of his own conservative political views.

    Fourth of five movies that paired John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

    * Continuity: After McLintock hires young Devlin, McLintock drives off with Drago sitting to his left. The wagon turns around (off-screen) and heads out of town. After the off-screen turnaround, the characters have traded places in the buggy and Drago is now on McLintock's right.

    * Continuity: In the opening credits there is an artist's rendering of the town of McLintock, with signs for every building indicating that every business in town is owned by McLintock. The sign on one of the buildings misspells McLintock as "McClintock."

    * Anachronisms: In the mud fight scene, a person is seen in the background wearing a modern business suit. In the same shot, there's also a person wearing sunglasses.

    * Continuity: When Agard falls from his horse, his glasses are on his face at an angle. When getting lifted up he has them in his left hand. But when he gets into the buckboard they are back on his face at an angle again.

    * Revealing mistakes: The first punch that was thrown by G.W. at one of the spectators is obviously a fake punch. The fist was 2 inches away from the spectator's face.

    * Continuity: When Katie runs into the store and is covered with tar and feathers, she calls G.W. into the store. His scarf is in one position and when he comes back out it is in a different position.

    * Crew or equipment visible: During the fight at the mudslide, when Agard is in the mining cart headed for the slide, the cable pulling the mining cart is clearly visible.

    * Crew or equipment visible: In the famous chase scene near the end of the movie, when Katherine tries to escape from G.W. into an alley behind the general store, the shadow of the camera as it zooms in for her closeup is clearly visible against the store wall on the left side of the shot.

    * Continuity: When McLintock shoots Devlin Warren, he 'shoots' him in the lower abdomen. When Devlin gets up to clean himself off, the 'shot' is in his upper chest.

    * Factual errors: The greeting in Comanche is "maruawe". But the "Comanches" greet each other (and are greeted by McLintock) with "yatahe", which is a Navajo greeting.

    * Continuity: In the music of the band that welcomes Becky home at the train, a clarinet can clearly be heard; however, there is no clarinet there.

    * Continuity: At the start of the "the hell I won't" scene, just before Gordon Jones pushes at Wayne with the shotgun, John Wayne's pants are clearly wet up to his knees, as if he had been walking around in the water at the bottom of the mudslide. The next shot the pants are dry.

    * Revealing mistakes: During the scene in the store where McLintock is chasing Kathrine,the fall where McLintock crashes into the baskets is very clearly done by stuntman Chuck Roberson, not John Wayne.

    * Continuity: In the long fight scene at the end, Katherine flies out of a window and lands in a trough of water. After that, trying to escape G.W., she falls into the dusty and muddy road. But still, in the next scene her underwear are clean white - and dry.

    * Anachronisms: In the scene where John Wayne is hunting with a shotgun, you see him reload the shotgun, but it appears that the shotgun shell that he is using is a plastic hulled shotgun shell, not the paper ones or wax impregnated paper ones that would have been common during the time when this movie was supposedly set. In fact, plastic hulled shotgun shells did not come around until Remington introduced them in 1960. Remington used green plastic in their shells, so the moving was more than likely using a modern Remington plastic hull shotgun shell.

    * Continuity: A tipsy McLintock is trying to walk Katehrine upstairs while swigging from a full whiskey bottle. They fall to the bottom of the stairs and the bottle clearly spills. Katherine picks the bottle up and bops McLintock on the head with it, then it amazingly becomes a full bottle again just before she throws it against the wall and it shatters.

    * Continuity: SPOILER. When McLintock shoots Devlin Warren, we see a close up of Devlin as he raises his hands and backs away. We can see that his right hand is clearly empty in this shot, but in the next shot he's holding his hat in his right hand as he falls.

    * Continuity: SPOILER: When GW shoots Devlin Warren, the shot appears in the middle of his stomach as he is backing away. When the camera changes and Dev is sitting on the floor, the shot is higher and to the right, on his left breast.

    * Factual errors: SPOILER: When the Indians break out of confinement, many of them are seen wearing long, feathered head bonnets. The Indians are supposed to be Comanches, a tribe of the Southwest and the West who did not wear feathered bonnets; that was a headdress worn mainly by the Plains Indians of the Midwest, such as the Sioux and Arapahoe.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Nogales, Arizona, USA
    Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    San Rafael Ranch State Park, Patagonia, Arizona, USA

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    Previous discussion:-

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 23 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
    and starring John Wayne, with co-stars including Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo,
    and Wayne's son Patrick Wayne.
    The film, produced by Wayne's company Batjac Productions,
    was loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

    A great classic, and probably a favourite for most of us and our families.
    Good all round entertainment, and a joy to watch.
    There is no mistaking the chemistry between
    Duke and Maureen, and their inter-action, is brilliant.
    an interesting and fun film to watch.
    With son Patrick and other well known favourites, they all played well.
    Duke gave Yvonne DeCarlo, a part as a typical gesture,
    as her husband stuntman Bob Morgan, had recently suffered a dreadful accident,
    in the making of How the West Was Won
    Although Duke wanted a commercial success, to put Batjac,
    in United Artists, good books, the film suffered from lack of action.
    The film, did however, prove a popular success, and remained a favourite,
    not only amongst his fans, but Duke, himself.

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • I watched this film for the first time yesterday and thought it was great. The "I'm not intoxicated...YET!" line was memorable. A great performance by all invovled in this film, it has definately become on of my favourites.

    The youngest member of the JWMB! And proud Cowgirl!

  • This ranks right up there as one of the more light-hearted of Duke's movies, truly fun!

    And now that it has been "officially" released, we can enjoy it in a good quality! :lol:

    Both Deep Discount DVD and Amazon have both the new, "official" Paramount's John Wayne Collection DVD, and also the "inferior" "unofficial" release that we have all come to hate :P . Deep Discount also boasts one movie poster for this movie.

    Chester :newyear:

  • Hi,
    I have been researching all the threads, back to the start of the JWMB,
    looking for previous discussion, relating to this movie..
    I have found the following, comments, and have copied them here,
    so that they are now under one forum:-

    If you are interested, please click on the links:-

    Hondo And Mclintock, Do they live up to the hype?

    Mclintock!, What didn't you like about it

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Does anyone know if the Mclintock house was real or just built for the set? I was also wondering if anyone could identify the attractive actress who plays young Ben Sage's sister. She is featured in several scenes, but I have never seen her name listed anywhere.


    My heroes have always been cowboys.

  • Quote

    Originally posted by nathan_brittles@Feb 11 2006, 07:44 PM
    Does anyone know if the Mclintock house was real or just built for the set? I was also wondering if anyone could identify the attractive actress who plays young Ben Sage's sister. She is featured in several scenes, but I have never seen her name listed anywhere.



    You can go here to read about the State Park in the San Raphael Valley, Arizona, where, at the end of the article, they mention McLintock.

    I couldn't find anything about Ben Sage's sister.

    Chester :newyear:

  • I watched Mclintock! this past weekend and that started me wondering about the house location. Thanks Chester, for the web link. I also learned from the site that the house was used in the film Oklahoma.


    My heroes have always been cowboys.

  • Wasn't the house used in "Tom Horn" (with Steve McQueen & Linda Evans) as well? I remember thinking "that's the house from 'McLintock' " when I first saw "Tom Horn".

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    Originally posted by Dexter Woodruff@Mar 7 2006, 02:45 PM
    Wasn't the house used in "Tom Horn"?



    Here's a link for the Filming Locations for Tom Horn. Looks like the closest place to Patagonia, AZ, that they list, is Mescal, AZ. I don't know how close that is to the ranch house.

    Chester :newyear:

  • Hey Chester ! I did a little more looking & found an Arizona commerce website which lists Arizona locations. It's got "Tom Horn" listed (for the wrong year though) on page 81 of that pdf file & it shows the locations as Old Tucson, Mescal, & the San Rafael Valley. Since they got the year wrong, I don't know how reliable their info. is, but... It's at History.pdf It may just be me. The scene in "Tom Horn" is the one where Tom is first meeting the ranchers who hired him & they're having a large meal outdoors at a ranch. The house sure looks like the same one from "McLintock"....

  • Quote

    Originally posted by Dexter Woodruff@Mar 7 2006, 10:27 PM
    Hey Chester ! I did a little more looking & found an Arizona commerce website which lists Arizona locations. It's got "Tom Horn" listed (for the wrong year though) on page 81 of that pdf file & it shows the locations as Old Tucson, Mescal, & the San Rafael Valley. Since they got the year wrong, I don't know how reliable their info. is, but... It's at It may just be me. The scene in "Tom Horn" is the one where Tom is first meeting the ranchers who hired him & they're having a large meal outdoors at a ranch. The house sure looks like the same one from "McLintock"....



    I'm glad you were able to find out more information. I checked out the link you gave us, and it is certainly relevant to anyone wanting to learn more about film history in AZ.

    Chester :newyear:

  • I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but I have looked the site over and have not been able to find an answer to my question. Is there a DVD out there that is approved by the Wayne Family?. The only McLINTOCK! DVD's I have been able to find are of absolute poor quality and not even worth watching. On a side note: my 15 yr old son never was much interested in Duke movies until I made him sit and watch Sands of Iwo Jima. At the end of the movie I caught him crying and saying I should have warned him about the Japanese soldier. Long story short, I have succesfully gained a watching partner.

  • Hi Fayso 1332

    I am sure that others have already welcomed
    you to this wonderful JWMB, but let me add my
    own when I say. Welcome to the best place to
    be when it comes to all things John Wayne.

    As for your question about McLintock. I have
    a a wide screen DVD copy from the John Wayne
    Collection from Paramount. It also contains Special
    features and over 2 1/2 hours of exclusive commentaries.
    I get all of my DVD's from Amazon. I hope this helps you.

    Best wishes



    I'll try one of those black beers....THE QUIET MAN.

  • Fayso,

    May I add a welcome to this great message board. This movie mentioned above from Paramount Pictures Inc. is issued from the Wayne family. It is a great quality of movie in widescreen format. We've talked about this for a long time before it came out back October 15, 2005. We have been on fire with it every since. You may find it at your video store but as Emmanuel and ejgreen77 you can order it from

    Cheers B)


    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

    - John Wayne quote

  • Like the others have mentioned, they finally released the authorized version last year and it is perfect. Look for it in a "white" dvd packaging. I have seen it at Best Buy and Target in the past coupel weeks. And like the others said you can get it at Amazon or you can try Deep Discount DVD.

    On another note, welcome to the site and I know you will enjoy your time here.

    Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
    -John Wayne