Inciting Event: McLintock learns his estranged wife Katie has returned from the East.

First Plot Point: Katie comes to stay at the ranch.

First Pinch Point: The farmers try to hang an Indian, whom they believe kidnapped one of their daughters.

Midpoint: McLintock’s daughter arrives home on the same train as the Indian outlaw chiefs.

Second Pinch Point: The Indian chiefs’ hearing begins

Third Plot Point: The Indians get rifles and ammunition, free their chiefs, and shoot up the town.

Climax: McLintock demands his wife tell him why she left him.

Climactic Moment: Katie runs after McLintock and jumps on his wagon.

Resolution: McLintock and his wife make up.

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