The Sons of Katie Elder
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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… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fun, often exciting Wayne western with great cast."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Those who favour the big-hearted Americana and rolling landscapes of non-revisionist westerns could do far worse than this movie."
‑ Jaime N. Christley, Apollo Guide
"Undemanding psychological Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Henry Hathaway's 1965 enjoyable Western was extremely popular at the box office--it was John Wayne's first movie after his bout with cancer."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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