Sunday Seconds with the Duke

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Episode #26

Paramount Pictures released The Sons of Katie Elder to theaters on August 16, 1965. Henry Hathaway directed the film which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Martha Hyer.

‘The Sons of Katie Elder’ Movie Summary

‘The Son’s of Katie Elder’ opens with a familiar shot of a train heading towards a dusty station. The Great George Kennedy steps out; looking for Clearwater as a young Dennis Hopper looks on.

As the residents of Clearwater, Texas gather for the funeral of frontier woman Katie Elder, a lone man stands high above; looking down amongst the boulders.

John Wayne plays John Elder. The notorious gunslinger returns—instantly gaining the attention of the Sheriff, who has a quiet word to him about remaining low-key.

John reunites with his three very different brothers to try and figure out why their mum died broke. The boys learn that their Dad got drunk once too often gambling away the family ranch before being killed on the same night.

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