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Saturday At The Movies! McLintock

by Flyovercountry ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines at January 19th, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Another of the Duke’s very best. This was the first effort by BatJac, the production company owned by John Wayne and his sons, Patrick and Michael. Wayne made the decision to take his persona in a wildly different direction with the new production company, and that effort was shown in this movie with an exclamation point. This is as much as a light comedy as it is a Western, and Wayne plays himself more as a cartoon than a live person. My favorite movie quote from this terrific film is from the man himself.

I got a touch of hangover this morning bureaucrat, don’t push me.

The story line of this movie serves pretty good as a metaphor for the political discourse of today. Washington bureaucrats parcel out non arable land to a selected group of people with no farming experience, in order that they may farm the land. The wealthy rancher, G.W. McLintock, is vilified for the wealth he created but is supposedly loath to have redistributed. McClintock, who shows his generosity at every opportunity is not loath to spread his wealth, but loath to have land that is not suitable for farming distributed for that purpose. Experience has told him that it will end in heartache for the Sooners.


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6 Responses to “Saturday At The Movies! McLintock”
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  1. Mars
    1 | January 19, 2013 1:34 pm

    One of the top ten films of all time in my opinion.

  2. Mars
    2 | January 19, 2013 1:37 pm

    If you say it’s a good morning, I’ll shoot you.

  3. 3 | January 19, 2013 5:19 pm

    Good Party, no whiskey. We go home.

  4. 4 | January 19, 2013 6:54 pm

    “Pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, might have got somebody killed… and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won’t, I won’t. The *hell* I won’t!”

  5. 5 | January 19, 2013 6:55 pm

    @ Mars:

    Wayne & O’Hara made such a great screen couple. This & The Quiet Man are two of my favorites.

  6. The Osprey
    6 | January 19, 2013 8:11 pm

    Tom McClintock should have governor of California, not Hans und Franz’s cousin.

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