The Sons of Katie Elder

The Sons of Katie Elder

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

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

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).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2020
UPC: 0032429346728
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 1,760

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

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