'''''[=McLintock!=]''''' is a 1963 American-made film, directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=], and starring Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/MaureenOHara.

Cattle baron George Washington [=McLintock=] (John Wayne) is living the single life on his ranch. He is estranged from his snobbish wife, Katherine (Maureen O'Hara), who left him two years before. [=McLintock=] hires young Devlin Warren as a hand and his beautiful mother, Louise Warren, as his cook and welcomes their family into his home. He also butts heads with Matt Douglas, a sleazy bureaucrat who is looking to discredit [=McLintock=], and remove the local Indians. Sparks begin to fly as an unexpected turn of events results in brawls, gunfire, an Indian attack... and the return of Mrs. [=McLintock=], who wants custody over their daughter Becky (coming home from college) and a divorce from G.W.

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!!The film has the following tropes:

* AbsoluteCleavage: [[MaureenOHara Katherine]] in a chase scene while in her [[OfCorsetsSexy undergarments]]; the saloon girls aren't so bad themselves.
* BadassFamily: The [=McLintock=] family.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted with Katherine, she almost always gets dirty and got a shiner from a knockout brawl with the men.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Boy Howdy!
--> '''[=McLintok=]:''' "Half the people in the ''world'' are women. Why does it have to be ''you'' that stirs me?" ''(Passionate kiss)''
** Dev and Becky are no better, going from flirting to bickering in the space of a single sentence.
* BenevolentBoss: [=McLintock=] is very much this. When he hires Devlin, he secretly gives Drago some money to give the proud young man and his struggling family, saying, "Tell him I pay my men a month in advance."
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Louise Warren, she's a perfect lady and an Old West YamatoNadeshiko, but she gruffly tells Katie they better talk things out or else she'll give Katherine ''another'' black eye for her SlutShaming comments.
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
* ButtMonkey: Agard (played by Strother Martin) is always in the wrong place at the wrong time whenever some kind of a fighting event breaks out.
* CampCook: Louise Warren, but she's a really ''good'' cook.
* CattleBaron: [=McLintock=]; he started out as a rancher and worked long and hard so his wife and daughter would prosper.
* [[ChineseLaborer Chinese Shop Owner]]: Ching, until he retires and is made "part of the family" by [=McLintock=] so he won't work himself too hard.
--> '''Ching:''' Crummy family, crummy family!
* CorporalPunishment: Rather notoriously, the film is known for featuring ''two'' lengthy punishment spanking scenes between romantic couples, with Becky and Katherine on the receiving ends—using of all things a coal shovel!
* DaddysGirl: Becky.
* DeterminedHomesteadersWife: Katie started out as this, then she became a stuffy RichBitch. G. W. decides to give Becky a small homestead instead of his entire estate as an inheritance because he believes the homesteading experience will help her and her future husband build character.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Becky demands that her father shoot Dev for the latter's wild driving and for characterizing her as a trollop. To Becky's shock, G. W. ''does'' shoot Dev...with a blank cartridge. Dev decides to spank her in retaliation.
* EpicFail: Katherine probably expected to last the big brawl KickingAssInAllHerFinery. She probably did ''not'' expect to end up tumbling down into the mud pit when the latest guy she pokes inadvertently knocks her back....
* ExcitedShowTitle
* FieryRedhead: Maureen O'Hara's character, Katherine; her behavior certanly fits that red hair.
* TheGeneralsDaughter: Averted, in that [=McLintock=] respects Devlin as a hard worker and a fine young man; when he and Becky announce their engagement at the end of the movie, he is overjoyed.
* GracefulLoser: Young Ben and Dev Warren get in a fight, and Young Ben [[CurbStompBattle gets socked in the face repeatedly without being able to land a hit on Dev]]. Turns out Dev spent two years in college on the Purdue boxing team. Young Ben is more impressed than upset.
* HAHAHANo: Katherine to Governor Humphrey, after he asks that she didn't tell GW about "you and me". She tells him off, telling him that he isn't the only man to try to romance her and fail and kicks him off close to the horseriders and some egg in the face.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: At one point during the mud fight, Katie decides to stick one of the feathers from her hat into G. W.'s rear. This causes him to swing his arms back in pain, accidentally shoving her down into the mud pool.
* HumiliationConga: Getting her butt (literally!) whacked by [=McLintock=] is the least of Katherine's worries.
* HypocriticalHumor: From the Duke himself:
-->'''George Washington [=McClintock=]:''' I know, I know. I'm gonna use good judgement. I haven't lost my temper in forty years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, [[WhatTheHellHero 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! ''(Belts Jones in the mouth)''
* IWasQuiteALooker: Said about an older Native American woman, Tiny Mouse, by [=McLintock=].
---> ''You wouldn't believe this, but 20 years ago she was quite the handsome maid.''
** When Douglas scoffs at this, Tiny Mouse pointedly reminds him that 20 years ago, ''he'' thought so too.
* InjunCountry: Actually the Indians were fighting to ''stay'' in one particular part of the country, unfortunately [[IdiotBall Cuthbert H. Humphrey]] had other ideas.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Katherine is as fierce as her fashion sense is delicious; the men, including GW, don't look too shabby themselves.
* MistakenForCheating:
** Katherine fled two years earlier under the mistaken belief [=McLintock=] had cheated on her. Coming home to find Mrs. Warren working in the house doesn't help matters...
** G.W. comes home drunk at one point and Mrs. Warren tries to explain something for him, only for G.W. to insist she join him in a few drinks. During an attempt to help her upstairs like a gentleman, G.W. causes them to both to topple backwards and Katie comes out to find Mrs. Warren in her husband's lap.
* MoodWhiplash: The lynching of an innocent man is narrowly avoided, and then the scene turns into a brawl with everyone getting thrown into a mud pit.
* NoExceptYes: GW is ''not'' intoxicated. Yet.
* NoSell: When Fauntleroy Sage attempts to avenge the family honor in response to Devlin whippin' Young Ben, G.W. attempts to keep him out of it only for Devlin to give the okay. Devlin proceeds to punch Fauntleroy ''eleven times in the face'' to no effect; he doesn't even realize anything's happening until the tenth punch. The [[TheBrute bigger man]] then knocks Dev backwards over a table with one hit.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: C. H. Humphrey. And a stupid one at that!
-->"Cuthbert H. Humphrey, Governor of our territory, is a cull. Do you know what a cull is, ma'am? A cull is a specimen that is ''so worthless'' that you have to cut him out of the herd. Now if all the people in the world were put in one herd, Cuthbert is the one I would throw a rope at."
* OfCorsetsSexy: Katherine is shown in one scene in her white frilly petticoat and corset with green ribbon trim, it shows off her torso rather nicely as well.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Louise Warren, by the men's reactions she looks quite young to have a teenage or young adult boy as her son.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Indian]]: Running Buffalo, along with the rest of the Comanche. They're standing around most of the movie watching crazy white folk act up.
* ParasolOfPain: During the epic mudfight, Katherine decides to join in the fun and starts KickingAssInAllHerFinery...sort of. She uses her parasol to whack and a pin from her hat to ''poke opponents in the butt!''
* PimpedOutDress: Katherine is often in this mode of dress, they often get tarnished; Becky and Marion as well.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Downplayed, as Cuthbert is not a villain in the conventional sense.
-->'''Cuthbert:''' ''Your husband is a rude man.''
-->'''Katherine:''' ''Yes, Cuthbert, I know.''
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Devlin gets in a fight with a local ruffian during the welcome home celebration for Becky. Devlin takes care of the ruffian but then the ruffian's ''uncle'' shows up expecting justice. Devlin throws a mean punch, but the old man doesn't flinch and Devlin gets an OhCrap look on his face before the old man realizes what happened and decks the young'un with one blow.
* RecycledInSpace: It's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''... in TheWildWest!
* RedheadInGreen: Katie tends to favor this color family and has the red hair to stand the more out.
* RichBitch: Katherine, oh so much.
* RuleOfFunny: The fight scene near the mud-hole, everyone that ''could'' fall in... did.
* RunningGag: [=McLintock=] tossing his hat onto the weathervane atop his home. Up to 310 at last count.
* TheSavageIndian: Parodied. The town leaders treat the local Comanche tribe like neighbors for the most part. It's mostly outsiders -- and inept Humphrey -- who mistreat them and drive them to go on the warpath... something that doesn't even bother [=McLintock=] and his fellows one whit.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Becky, she is remarked to have lost her GirlishPigtails and only a trace of the YouthfulFreckles that grace her pretty face.
* ShesGotLegs: Katherine, ends up running around in her chemise, corset, and pantelettes and ends up being the only woman to show off her legs.
* ShoutOut: Creator/JohnWayne says [[CatchPhrase "Pilgrim"]] in the "mud pit" scene! He actually said this less often than most people think--it comes from ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''.
* SilkHidingSteel: Katherine has the look of a lady down pat and is swathed in a PimpedOutDress most of the time, yet she can fight as well as GW, holding her own in a brawl full of rough and ready men.
* SouthernGentleman: Ol' Douglas Jr. tries to be this, but mostly comes across as a hapless geek.
* StealthInsult: Downplayed; when Katherine first moves back in, Mrs. Warren mentions how she originally thought G.W.'s was a bachelor's household. Katherine informs her that after she's concluded her business and left, Mrs. Warren will be entirely free to conduct herself as she sees proper in a bachelor's household.
-->'''Drago:''' ''[[WhatTheHellHero Katie!]]''
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: if this movie has the look and feel of a Creator/JohnFord production... it's because it uses a lot of Ford's ProductionPosse in the cast and crew.
* TarAndFeathers: Mrs. [=McLintock=] gets covered with molasses and then feathers during the climactic Indian raid.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sheriff Lord lets Douglas have it with one sentence near the beginning.
--->'''Douglas''': ''Just "Douglas," and you call him "Mister" McLintock. Why?''
--->'''Sheriff''': ''Well, Douglas, I guess it's because he ''earned'' it.''
* ThisIsNotMyLifeToTake: Although not a death, something similar to this is subverted. John Wayne's character is thoroughly pissed at another character who almost hung an innocent man, and after giving him a good chewing out, says, "Somebody ought to belt you in the mouth. But I won't. I won't. (beat) The hell I won't" and slugs him.
* {{Tsundere}}: Katherine's about as Tsun-Tsun as it gets.
-->'''[=McLintock=]:''' ''Katherine, you women are always raising hell about one thing when it's something else you're really sore about!''
* TurnTheOtherFist: GW is sore at the guy who nearly got an innocent Commanche lynched when he baselessly accused the local tribe of kidnapping his daughter (she was actually spending some time with her boyfriend). On top of this, the same guy repeatedly jabbed GW in the gut with a shotgun when he tried to intervene. Once the situation has been diffused, GW grabs the gun away, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech gives him a verbal dressing down]], and remarks that ''someone'' oughta belt him for the trouble he caused.
-->'''[=McClintock=]''': But ''I'' won't. I won't. Aw the ''[[PrecisionFStrike hell]]'' I won't! ''[Brawl ensues]''
* TheWildWest
* WorthyOpponent: Running Bull and [=McLintock=] were on opposite sides of the Indian wars and in their [[RetiredBadass old age]] are finding that [[TwilightOfTheOldWest the west doesn't seem to have room]] [[{{Irony}} for either of them]] [[EndOfAnEra any more.]]
* YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses: Ol' Jr. [[InvokedTrope puts on a pair]] after he's told that ''somebody'' should put a stop to a fist fight he's currently watching.
* YourCheatingHeart: Downplayed. Katie first left, again, after she saw lipstick on G.W.'s collar. When she first arrives back in town, G.W. mentions that he's seen a picture of her in the newspaper dancing with the governor.
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