Review: ‘MCQ’

McQ is a good contemporary crime actioner filmed entirely in Seattle, with John Wayne discovering that his slain buddy was a member of a crooked police ring stealing dope evidence.

McQ is a good contemporary crime actioner filmed entirely in Seattle, with John Wayne discovering that his slain buddy was a member of a crooked police ring stealing dope evidence.

Featured as an aging bar waitress from whom Wayne obtains evidence, Colleen Dewhurst is outstanding in her two scenes.

McQ attracts and sustains continued interest from the opening frames, where William Bryant, after shooting two policemen, is himself revealed as one, just before being killed. Eddie Albert, as Wayne’s superior, makes the usual knee-jerk response (arrest radical hippies) while Wayne suspects big time dope dealer Al Lettieri.

MCQ

Production

Batjac/Warner. Director John Sturges; Producer Jules Levy, Arthur Gardner; Screenplay Lawrence Roman; Camera Harry Stradling Jr; Editor William Ziegler; Music Elmer Bernstein; Art Director Walter Simonds

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1974. Running time: 115 MIN.

With

John Wayne Eddie Albert Diana Muldaur Colleen Dewhurst Clu Gulager Al Lettieri
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