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Scandalous John (1971)

A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... John McCanless
Alfonso Arau ... Paco
Michele Carey ... Amanda McCanless
Rick Lenz ... Jimmy Whittaker
Harry Morgan ... Sheriff Pippin
Simon Oakland ... Barton Whittaker
Bill Williams ... Sheriff Hart
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Card Dealer
Fran Ryan ... Farm Woman
Bruce Glover ... Sludge
Richard Hale ... Old Indian
Jimmy Lydon ... Grotch (as James Lydon)
John Ritter ... Wendell
Iris Adrian ... Mavis
Larry D. Mann ... Bartender
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A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy John See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The age of Scandalous John aka John McCanless (Brian Keith) was seventy-nine years of age. See more »

Quotes

Men's Store Clerk: It's not perfume it's lilac tweed a man's cologne.
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Pastures Green
Written and Performed by Rod McKuen
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Surprisingly Entertaining
2 August 2006 | by bmrhyeSee all my reviews

This film started out pretty slow for me and probably for most who are used to quicker comedy prominent in other Disney movies of the time (such as Million Dollar Duck which was released a week after Scandalous John in 1971). But after the characters grew on me, particularly John & Paco, I found myself laughing out loud. I wasn't really pleased with some of the other actors, but they weren't so bad that they detracted from the overall film. Brian Keith makes it look fun to be a crazy old man. As the movie goes on, it gets better, so have a little patience if you're not used to this slightly slower style.

"It's Lilac Tweed. A MAN'S cologne."

Haha!


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