Cattle baron, banker and model citizen George McLintock has the world in the palm of his hands. The only thing missing is his wife who left him two years earlier. In an effort to get his life back, he saves an impoverished widow and hires her as his cook--welcoming both her and her two children into his home. Sparks begin to fly and McLintock's lifestyle changes completely with an unexpected turn of events resulting in brawls, gunfire, an Indian attack, the engagement of his only daughter and the return of Mrs. McLintock. A rowdy western comedy with penty of slapstick to keep things moving.