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McLintock! (1963)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film critics/historians Leonard Maltin and Frank Thompson, director Andrew McLaglen, actors Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, and Michael Pate, and producer Michael Wayne Rating:8.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Agressor on March 27th, 2010:Find all reviews by Agressor
Although a whole bunch of people are credidted on this commentary track it's mainly dominated by Maltin and Thompson and they also provide the most worthwhile listening experience. They seem to form the basis for the track with sporadic bits of talking pasted in by the various other participants.

While the "others" do provide some more or less interesting recollections (mainly about working with John Wayne) Maltin and Thompson really shine here, with their immense knowledge of film they provide a varied and thorough commentary not just about this film, but relate it to western genre as a whole and to other films of it's time.

Solid commentary, even if you're not a western/John Wayne fan.
Reviewed by musíl65 on December 7th, 2020:Find all reviews by musíl65
I’m not a big fan of this movie but this commentary is great. Maltin and Thompson dominate the track. The others pop up from time to time. The track is put together perfectly.

You get a lot of informations about the script, the actors, the Batjac company, the shooting, the dirctor, the music, the DP etc. A big topic is also the movies of the early sixties, the Western in general and the beginnig of the Neo-Westerns a few years later.

Thompson and Maltin are a great team together. They know almost everything about Wayne and the Western. Don’t miss that track. Even if you are not a great Wayne buff. 10 out of 10.