Sons of Katie Elder

The Sons of Katie Elder

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Director: Henry Hathaway, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer

Cast: Henry Hathaway, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer

     
 

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Henry Hathaway directs the 1965 psychological Western The Sons of Katie Elder. Four sons reunite in their Texas hometown to attend their mother's funeral. John (John Wayne) is the gunfighter, Tom (Dean Martin) is the gambler, Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one, and Bud (Michael Anderson Jr.) is the youngest. They soon learn that their father gambled away the

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Henry Hathaway directs the 1965 psychological Western The Sons of Katie Elder. Four sons reunite in their Texas hometown to attend their mother's funeral. John (John Wayne) is the gunfighter, Tom (Dean Martin) is the gambler, Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one, and Bud (Michael Anderson Jr.) is the youngest. They soon learn that their father gambled away the family ranch, leading to his own murder. The brothers decide to find their father's killer and get back the ranch, even though they are discouraged to do so by local Sheriff Billy Wilson (Paul Fix). When the sheriff turns up dead, the Elder boys are blamed for the murder. Deputy Sheriff Ben Latta (Jeremy Slate) joins forces with the only witnesses of the murder: Morgan Hastings (James Gregory) and his son Dave (Dennis Hopper). A gunfight breaks out between the Hastings gang and the Elder gang. After his brother Matt is killed, John decides to settle the ranch dispute in a court of law with a judge (Sheldon Allman). However, Tom decides to take matters into his own hands by kidnapping Dave. After the final climactic gunfight, John and the wounded Bud retreat to a rooming house owned by Mary Gordon (Martha Hyer).

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All Movie Guide
Though a relatively standard western, 1965's popular The Sons of Katie Elder was one of the most entertaining films of John Wayne's late career. His first movie since returning from highly-publicized cancer surgery, Sons is something of a throwback; the film is free of the revisionism that was beginning to seep into the genre in the mid-to-late 1960s. Director Henry Hathaway helmed a number of successful Wayne vehicles, he plays to the actor's strengths while emphasizing the surprising chemistry between The Duke and Dean Martin. This was the second time Wayne and Martin had worked together, the first being Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo (1959).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304998
Original Release:
1965
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[monaural, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:01:00
Sales rank:
11,746

Special Features

Closed-Caption; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne John Elder
Dean Martin Tom Elder
Martha Hyer Mary Gordon
Michael Anderson Bud Elder
Earl Holliman Matt Elder
Dennis Hopper Dave Hastings
Jeremy Slate Deputy Sheriff Ben Latta
James Gregory Morgan Hastings
Paul Fix Sheriff Billy Wilson
George Kennedy Curley
Sheldon Allman Judge Harry Evers
John Litel Minister
John Doucette Undertaker Hyselman
James Westerfield Venner, the banker
Rhys Williams Charlie Bob Striker
John Qualen Charlie Biller
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Blondie Adams
Strother Martin Jeb Rost
Percy Helton Storekeeper Peevey
Karl Swenson Doc Isdel/Bartender
Jerry Gatlin Amboy
Harvey Grant Jeb
Loren Janes Ned Reese
Boyd "Red" Morgan Burr Sandeman
Ralph Volkie Bit Man
Jack Williams Andy Sharp
Henry Wills Gus Dolly
Joe Yrigoyen Buck Mason
Chuck Roberson Stunts

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Harry J. Essex Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Talbot Jennings Original Story
Warren Low Editor
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Paul Nathan Producer
Hal Pereira Art Director
Bob Peterson Special Effects
Walter Tyler Art Director
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Allan Weiss Screenwriter
William H. Wright Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Sons of Katie Elder
1. Chapter 1 [4:22]
2. Chapter 2 [2:19]
3. Chapter 3 [5:25]
4. Chapter 4 [:55]
5. Chapter 5 [4:39]
6. Chapter 6 [3:02]
7. Chapter 7 [6:50]
8. Chapter 8 [1:21]
9. Chapter 9 [7:48]
10. Chapter 10 [2:31]
11. Chapter 11 [7:46]
12. Chapter 12 [3:03]
13. Chapter 13 [6:12]
14. Chapter 14 [:17]
15. Chapter 15 [6:52]
16. Chapter 16 [:59]
17. Chapter 17 [4:53]
18. Chapter 18 [2:52]
19. Chapter 19 [2:12]
20. Chapter 20 [4:22]
21. Chapter 21 [2:14]
22. Chapter 22 [4:02]
23. Chapter 23 [6:09]
24. Chapter 24 [1:50]
25. Chapter 25 [7:25]
26. Chapter 26 [1:00]
27. Chapter 27 [6:12]
28. Chapter 28 [1:12]
29. Chapter 29 [3:22]
30. Chapter 30 [2:27]
31. Chapter 31 [:41]
32. Chapter 32 [6:11]

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The Sons of Katie Elder 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TruePrimate More than 1 year ago
With a seasoned cast, good story and the Texas back drop it wont disappoint.
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