The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 1965
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Fun, often exciting Wayne western with great cast.

Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide

Those who favour the big-hearted Americana and rolling landscapes of non-revisionist westerns could do far worse than this movie.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Undemanding psychological Western.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
40 years before John SIngleton loosely adapted it to a modern urban setting, Henry Hathaway delivered a story about 4 estranged brothers who reunite after a… More
Red Lats
One of John Wayne's better westerns. Four wayward brothers have to deal with their mother's death and the fact that someone has stolen their family… More
Kevin M. Williams
Dean Martin as The Duke's brother?!? Admit it ... it's not the first casting choice anyone would make, but Dino finds his way in this tale of 4… More
Dean McKenna
This John Wayne western story is so movingly portrayed on Katie Elder's four sons reunited after Katie's death and forced to fight to get back their… More
Devon Bott
The Sons of Katie Elder starts off strong, but as it nears the end of the first hour, the plot begins to meander away from its strongpoints. John Wayne, Dean… More
xGary Xx
Another solid outing by the duke, not up to the standards of his work with John Ford, but it passes a sunday afternoon pleasantly enough.