'McLintock!' isn't a drama with a lot of tense close-ups and high noon shoot-outs, it's a comedy Western that's on Netflix Instant now, available on DVD, and also appears occasionally on cable TV.
Whenever it is on, I'm bound to stop and watch for a while. Wayne is the titular McLintock, G.W., a cattle rancher with an estranged 'city gal' wife, Kate, played by Maureen O'Hara. They have a love/hate relationship that isn't really PC, but I just have to suspend my feminist response until the credits end. Spousal spanking in real life is disturbing, in a 1960s Hollywood flick it's a comedy relic. There's a plot about Indians and settlements, but that's all just a means of getting these two to spar. And their daughter follows suit with her own romantic entanglements.
This movie is a family favorite, so much so that my mom has named a crocheted penguin after G.W. Meet our version of McLintock:
She brings him along on various adventures and takes his picture. Eventually, she wants to knit him a ginger companion to be his Kate.
With the crafting seal of approval, I think this movie is more than worth of a mention this Movie Madness Monday.
I love McLintock! I too watch it every time it's on TV. I was never a John Wayne fan but loved this movie. So glad you posted a review!ReplyDelete
I've not seen that movie. I'll have to check it out.ReplyDelete