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Scandalous John (1971). "It's not perfume it's lilac tweed a man's cologne."

Join us for this week's episode "Scandalous John" We talk shooting guns indoors, evil bankers, driving cattle, the dead wives club, payment for a drinking buddy, and why you should never go into a store on foot again. Does this movie have us riding off into the sunset or are we better off locked up with the key thrown away? Find out now!


Storyline :SA 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.

Directors: Robert Butler

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, & Richard Gardner

Stars: Brian Keith, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey & Rick Lenz

Awards: None

Film Budget: Unknown

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $27,000.00


There is literally only one song in this entire movie...and well you can be the judge of it.



Gimme them facts or I'll blast ya!

  1. This western movie is a re-working of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's Don Quixote legend (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha) transferred to an American western setting.

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

  3. The character of Wendell played by John Ritter was a mute/non-speaking role.

  4. Most of the picture was shot in the American state of New Mexico but a small amount of filming was also done in Old Tuscon, Arizona and on a railway in South Dakota.

  5. The picture only received a minor and limited theatrical release when distributed in the USA in North America in 1971.


Not surprisingly this film is not available on Disney+ for some questionable content but you can rent it on amazon for $3.99 (at the time of posting).

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