John Wayne shows off his funny side in this 1963 western, a comedy inspired by THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Starring as wealthy cattle baron G.W. McLintock, Wayne shows a real sense of comic timing in several scenes filled with slapstick humor. After his wife (Maureen O'Hara) and daughter leave him for the East, McLintock attempts to win them back. The dynamics between O'Hara and Wayne are the strong suit of this film, the actors having worked together previously on THE QUIET MAN.
As this is by no means a revisionist western, McLintock's chauvinistic attempts to "tame" his wife fit within the problematic ideology of the larger western genre. The ultimate example of this comes at the end of the film when McLintock settles his marital dispute by publicly "spanking" his wife in what is now a notorious cinematic moment.
Michael Wayne - American Producer
Michael A. Wayne - American Producer
Edgar Buchanan - American Character Actor
Patrick Wayne - American Supporting Actor
Jerry Van Dyke - American TV Actor
Jack Kruschen - American Supporting Actor
Otho S. Lovering - Editor, mostly Westerns, 1920s-1960s
Otto Lovering - Editor, mostly Westerns, 1920s-1960s
Eddie Imazu - Art Director\"..Ziegfeld"
Yvonne De Carlo - Actress, THE MUNSTERS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Peggy Yvonne Middleton - Actress, THE MUNSTERS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Stefanie Powers - American TV/Film Actress
Stephania Federkiewicz - American TV/Film Actress
Taffy Paul - American TV/Film Actress
William Clothier - American Director of Photography
William H. Clothier - American Director of Photography
Andrew V. McLaglen - British Director
Andrew McLaglen - British Director
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Maureen O'Hara - Actress, MIRACLE ON 34 STREET, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Maureen FitzSimmons - Actress, MIRACLE ON 34 STREET, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
James Edward Grant - American Writer
Hal Pereira - Production Designer
The battle of the sexes goes into full throttle in this madcap Western. McLintock is a successful, hard-drinking, rabble-rousing cattle baron whose town is named in his honor. When Katherine, his estranged wife, arrives back in town to seek a divorce, they immediately lock horns and brawl like two alley cats -- often in public. Besides his hot-tempered wife, McLintock also has to contend with his daughter and her suitors, a confrontation between homesteaders and cattlemen, and the government's problems with the local Comanche.
MPI Home Video's videocassette #6022 is the "full-length producer's cut" of the film and it is the only version "authorized by the estate of John Wayne." The print for the video was struck from the original negative which was restored under the supervision of Michael Wayne, the film's producer and John Wayne's son. The soundtrack was digitally remastered for stereo. Color by Technicolor. Shot in Panavision.
"...This comic-Western variation on THE TAMING OF THE SHREW has a place in the hearts of John Wayne-Maureen O'Hara fans....The film's virtues include a gallery of beloved character actors..." - 04/16/1993 USA Today, p.3D