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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

This 1971 cinema movie and the same year's The Barefoot Executive (1971) were the first ever theatrical feature films of actor John Ritter. Both pictures were Walt Disney productions. See more »

Quotes

Men's Store Clerk: It's not perfume it's lilac tweed a man's cologne.
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Soundtracks

Pastures Green
Written and Performed by Rod McKuen
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Pass on This Bomb!
23 April 2010 | by aclockworkbearSee all my reviews

Unfortunately I have found a Disney movie that I just absolutely hated. This is a version of Don Quixote set in the late 60's early seventies. It has none of the charm or whimsy that Disney live action movies had previous to this soiled gem. This is one of Ron Miller's wonders.

I bought the movie because of Brian Keith. I think he is handsome, funny and has a great air about him. Here he plays a sort of crazy old drunken codger who thinks he is a cowboy in the old west. He mumbles, rambles, and talks to himself and anyone who will listen. I guess it could be considered a strong performance, but it annoyed me.

His cohort is an illegal Mexican. Well, in the current economy when this is viewed, an illegal worker is not a character that I am interested in watching or being friends with. Then there is the foreclosure issue in the story that just hits home for too many. Additionally, there were sub plot story lines that I guess I didn't quite get involving him.

I love Disney live action movies pre 1980's, but this one just had Ron Miller's hand on it, you can sense it. It was trying to be too adult without being crude and stay entertaining to younger viewers, which it's not. This was all around disappointing!


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