The Sons of Katie Elder 1965

Katie Elder bore four sons. The day she was buried, they all came back to Clearwater in Texas to pay their last respects: John, the eldest, a gunslinger; Tom, the gambler; Matt, the quiet one; and Bud, the youngest, still at college. The brothers discover that, in her last days, Katie Elder no longer owned her ranch and died penniless. John learns that Pa Elder supposedly gambled away the ranch when he was drunk - and was killed the same night. The only witnesses were Dave Hastings and his father Morgan. The sheriff warns the Elders to stay out of trouble. But the responsibility they should have shouldered years ago drives them on to find the truth.

Books with substantial mentioning of The Sons of Katie Elder
Fred Landesman
The John Wayne Filmography
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2004

Mark Ricci, Boris Zmijewsky, Steve Zmijewsky
The Complete Films of John Wayne
New York, NY, 1995

The Sons of Katie Elder
United States 1965

Directed by

Martha Hyer
Michael Anderson Jr.
Earl Holliman
Jeremy Slate
James Gregory
Sheldon Allman
James Westerfield
Rhys Williams
Percy Helton
Karl Swenson


Running time:122 minutes
Country:United States

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