THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (Theatrical Release USA 1965)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Sons of Katie Elder—classic western, John Wayne-style—is pretty well done. It’s not the best in the rank of high-end westerns, but it serves above the usual B-grade western flick. Good work for Director Henry Hathaway in working with this casting group. He caught and pulled the character out of the four boys well.

Storyline

Four sons come home to bury their mother.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Harry Hathaway for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Joseph H. Hazen for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John Elder (John Wayne), Tom Elder (Dean Martin), Mary Gordon (Martha Hyer), Bud Elder (Michael Anderson, Jr.), Matt Elder (Earl Holliman), Ben Latta (Jeremy Slate), Morgan Hastings (James Gregory), Sheriff Billy Wilson (Paul Fix), Curley (George Kennedy), Dave Hastings (Dennis Hopper), Harry Evers (Sheldon Allman), and Minister (John Litel).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. For the western movie fan, this movie will serve at an above average level.

Ben Meyers

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