"McLintock!" How Much Can You Remember About This Western Comedy?


By: Brandy

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About This Quiz

Alright, pilgrim -- think you're the ultimate John Wayne fan? Can you quote every great western film while pushing your horse at full gallop? Take our quiz to prove your knowledge of "McLintock," a western comedy that pairs the legendary Duke with film icon Maureen O'Hara -- the fifth onscreen pairing between the two.

John Wayne may be known as the King of Westerns, but "McLintock" gave the actor a chance to show off a softer -- and funnier -- side that he rarely had the opportunity to exercise during his long movie career. The fresh film was such a success that it ranked among the top-grossing films of 1963, and many Wayne fans still list it among their favorite westerns.

Inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," "McLintock" features John Wayne as a wealthy rancher named G. W. McLintock who's been estranged from wife Katie -- played by O'Hara -- for several years. It's got the usual John Wayne fare, from old west towns to Indian uprisings, but adds a humorous twist to distinguish it from a typical western.

There's a rollicking mud fight, scenes of Maureen O'Hara flouncing through the streets in her bloomers, and a couple of eye-raising spanking scenes that would draw all kinds of criticism if they were recreated today.

Think you remember every detail of this western battle-of-the-sexes comedy? Take our quiz to find out!

What was on the bull sign on top of McLintock's house?

On top of McLintock's house there was a bull sign with a cowboy hat on it. McLintock let the boys race to the top to see who could get the hat!


What did McLintock warn the homesteaders about the Mesa Verde?

McLintock warned the homesteaders that the Mesa Verde wasn't the best place to farm. He said that it was really only fit for buffalo!


What did McLintock have control over on his property?

McLintock had control of the water rights on his property. A man named Douglas pointed this out in front of all of the homesteaders to who McLintock was speaking.


What did Davey give to McLintock when he went to Birnbaum's?

Davey gave McLintock a letter. McLintock wasn't too happy to read it. The letter was from his wife, who he wasn't close with anymore.


Who did McLintock visit at the hotel?

McLintock visited his wife, Katherine, after he received her letter. Katherine didn't want to go to the house to speak with her husband because she thought everyone would know she was there. They all knew anyway!


What did Katherine ask for from McLintock?

Katherine asked McLintock for a divorce. She also told him that their daughter, Becky, was coming home and she wanted Becky to live with her.


What did Devlin Warren do after McLintock hired him?

After McLintock hired Devlin Warren, he tried to punch his new boss! McLintock was fast enough to block the punch and Devlin ended up on the ground.


Why did Katherine show up at McLintock's house during dinner?

Katherine showed up at McLintock's house because she was moving back in with him. However, she still wanted a divorce and wanted Becky to live with her!


What did McLintock do after Katherine told him that she wanted to talk about Becky?

McLintock sneaked away on a horse after Katherine told him that she wanted to speak with him about Becky. He wasn't happy that she wanted to take Becky with her.


Where was McLintock when Katherine found out he left?

McLintock was at Birnbaum's when Katherine found out that he was gone. She followed him there and confronted him while he was playing a game of chess.


What did Birnbaum notice about Katherine?

Birnbaum noticed that Katherine's hair had become lighter since the last time he had seen her. She claimed that she did nothing to it, but McLintock said that he noticed it too.


What did Birnbaum give to Katherine?

Birnbaum gave Katherine a medal. He said that it belonged to her father, and he remembered that she had sold it to him many years ago to get milk for her newborn.


For what did the Sheriff ask McLintock?

The Sheriff asked McLintock for a few heads of cattle to give to the Native Americans. The Native American people had come to town to wait for the arrival of their chiefs.


What game did McLintock and Birnbaum play together?

Birnbaum and McLintock played chess together in Birnbaum's shop. McLintock would ride all the way in to town just to have a game!


Where was the girl who went missing from town?

The missing girl was with Ben. They rode up as the blame was being put on a Native American. The young girl said that the horse had wandered off while she and Ben were out on a ride.


What did Katherine do during the fight that McLintock started?

During the fight, Katherine poked everyone with a hat pin. She eventually ended up in a pit full of mud!


What did Katherine wake up with the morning after the fight?

Katherine woke up with a black eye the morning after the fight. Louise noticed it when she brought Katherine's breakfast to her room!


Who did McLintock hire as his housekeeper?

After tasting the biscuits she had made, McLintock hired Louise as his housekeeper. He even allowed her and her daughter, along with Devlin, to live with him.


What did Drago get Becky as a present?

Drago got Becky a horse to welcome her back home. She said she got him a mustache cup as a present.


What did Puma ask McLintock to do for him?

Puma asked McLintock if he would translate for him in court. The chiefs of the Comanches had been released from prison. McLintock agreed to help Puma out, as he had helped McLintock in the pastl.


What was Matt Douglas Jr. part of at college?

Matt Douglas Jr. was part of the glee club at college. Devlin, however, had to drop out of college because money was very tight for him and his family.


Who did McLintock dance with at his party?

McLintock danced with Louise at his party. Katherine watched from afar, and she wasn't very happy about what she was seeing!


Who fought with Ben Jr. after he fought Davey?

Devlin fought with Ben Jr. after he fought with Davey. Devlin won the fight, and then told McLintock that he used to be on a boxing team when he attended college.


Why did Becky ride out to find her father while he was hunting?

Becky rode all the way out to find her father while he was hunting so that they could talk about her mother. She wanted to know why they wanted a divorce.


What instrument did Matt play?

Matt played the banjo and sang for Becky and Katherine while Devlin watched from afar.


Who offered to drive Matt home after his horse ran away?

Devlin offered to drive Matt home after his horse ran away from him. Devlin wanted to spend some time with Becky during the ride, but she wanted to sing with Matt in the back of the carriage.


What did Becky ask her father to do when she and Devlin returned home?

Becky asked her father to kill Devlin because she said that he had slandered her. She was surprised when her father shot Devlin, but it was a blank cartridge.


What did the court plan to do with the Comanches?

The government planned to send the Comanches to Fort Sill. The decision was made after McLintock delivered the speech on behalf of Puma.


Who didn't McLintock like?

McLintock didn't like the governor, Cuthbert. He compared him to a herd of cattle, saying that he would be the most useless one.


Why did Louise quit her job working for McLintock?

Louise quit her job because she was getting married. Sheriff Lord had asked her to marry to him.


What did Louise and McLintock do after he got home drunk?

After McLintock got home drunk, he and Louise drank some more. They both ended up falling down the stairs a few times.


What was the town celebrating near the end of the movie?

Near the end of the movie, the town was celebrating the Fourth of July. The Governor was there to make his speech and start the celebration with a horse race.


What did the Comanche people do during the Fourth of July celebration?

During the Fourth of July celebrations, the Comanche people freed their imprisoned chiefs. They got guns from a train that was passing by to carry out their plan successfully.


What spilled all over Katherine while the Comanche people were in town?

Molasses spilled all over Katherine. She ended up being covered in feathers as well!


What did Katherine fall off of when McLintock was chasing her?

Katherine fell off a ladder and into a trough of water while the entire town watched.


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