Sons of Katie Elder

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Sons of Katie Elder ★★★ 1965

After their mother's death, four brothers are reunited. Wayne is a gunman; Anderson is a college graduate; silent Holliman is a killer; and Martin is a gambler. When they learn that her death might have been linked to their father's murder, they come together to devise a way to seek revenge on the killer. The town bullies complicate matters; the sheriff tells them to lay off. Especially strong screen presence by Wayne, in his first role following cancer surgery. One of the Duke's most popular movies of the '60s. 122m/C VHS, DVD . John Wayne, Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson Jr., Martha Hyer, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper, Paul Fix, James Gregory; D: Henry Hathaway; W: Harry Essex, Allan Weiss, William Wright; C: Lucien Ballard; M: Elmer Bernstein.