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.
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.