DIRECTED BY ANREW McLAGLEN
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL WAYNE
A BATJAC PRODUCTION
Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
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
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)
James Edward Grant (original screenplay)
William H. Clothier
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)
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.
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