McLintock!, most of all, is a John Wayne western. The style of the production is forked-tongue-in-cheek. Nucleus of yarn is the marital duel between Wayne, straight-shooting, rough-and-tumble, high-living, hard-drinking cattle baron whose town has been named after him, and Maureen O'Hara, who has more reservations than a Comanche real estate agent.

McLintock!, most of all, is a John Wayne western. The style of the production is forked-tongue-in-cheek. Nucleus of yarn is the marital duel between Wayne, straight-shooting, rough-and-tumble, high-living, hard-drinking cattle baron whose town has been named after him, and Maureen O’Hara, who has more reservations than a Comanche real estate agent.

Wayne is in his element, or home, home on the Waynge. O’Hara gives her customary high-spirited performance, although it’s never quite clear what she’s so darned sore about. Yvonne De Carlo is attractive as Wayne’s cook, Stefanie Powers likewise as his college educated daughter. Vying for the latter’s affection are Patrick Wayne, who etches a likable characterization, and Jerry Van Dyke, who gives a skillfully oafish performance.

McLintock!

Production

Batjac/United Artists. Director Andrew V. McLaglen; Producer Michael Wayne; Screenplay James Edward Grant; Camera William H. Clothier; Editor Otho Lovering; Music Frank DeVol; Art Director Hal Pereira, Eddie Imazu

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1963. Running time: 127 MIN.

With

John Wayne Maureen O'Hara Yvonne De Carlo Patrick Wayne Stefanie Powers
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