McLintock butts heads with a local gadfly, Matt Douglas, and Territorial Governor Cuthbert Humphrey, a sleazy bureaucrat who is looking to discredit McLintock, settle the territory, and remove the local Comanche Indians.

Dove Review

I grew up watching John Wayne movies, and “McLintock!” has been one of my favorites. It’s the story of a cattle baron in the west, named G. W. McLintock. He owns a lot of land and has been there for years. When his wife and daughter return home after being away, the fun begins.

“McLintock!” is a hilarious movie about the old west featuring Native Americans, fist fights, cowboys, drinking and smoking. Boy, how times have changed! It is the tale of a man and his wife, who don’t agree with some things in life, but they still love each other. Their daughter is also a main part of the story.

This film has a star-studded cast, and the hilarity never stops. However, the one serious aspect of the film is the terrible way that the Native America Indians are treated.

I remember going to the drive-in with my family to see this movie. It is a true classic, but as times have changed, some aspects will likely offend some people. So, unfortunately, I cannot give it the Dove seal of approval.

Content Description

Sex: Man flirts with wife; man calls young girl a trollop for kissing a man before engagement; man infers that he had a relationship with a married woman, and she denies it; couple kissing under hay.
Language: H-2; Comment, "Lord, my goodness"; "I hate you"; Nincompoops-1; Dagnabbit-1.
Violence: Racial comments regarding "Indians"; many scenes of fist fights; woman stabs men with hat pin; man shoots young man with racing starter pistol; young man spanks young woman; woman hits man with whiskey bottle; firecrackers thrown near kids at man's mule; man is hit with egg; man blows up wall; natives take guns, and cavalry chase them; people hide from the shooting happening throughout town; husband chases woman through town; woman jumps out glass window; man spanks wife in public.
Drugs: Many scenes of characters drinking or being drunk; Chief frequently asks man for whiskey; smoking cigars; drunken people fall down stairs a couple of times.
Nudity: Woman in undergarments.
Other: Rudeness toward others; being snobbish toward others; making fun of others.


Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Producer: Michael Wayne
Genre: Western
Runtime: 127 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe