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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) was a Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

By Beatrice on Nov 24, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Sons of Katie Elder Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by William H. Wright, Allan Weiss, and Harry Essex; original story by Talbot Jennings 1965/USA Wallis – Hazan First viewing/Netflix rental Many of the Western tropes were getting mighty tired by 1965 as were some of the stars. John W... Read full article

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 21, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Although John Wayne was old enough to play the father, the dynamic between the sons of Katie Elder is a fun one, besides the fact that John Wayne and Dean Martin could never in a million years be brothers. Otherwise this is a relatively typical western with a menacing bad guy who has control of the ... Read full article

The Duke and Dino Re-team for "The Sons of Katie Elder"

By Rick29 on Jun 13, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Wayne had recently recovered from lung cancer. Katie Elder lived modestly in the frontier town of Clearwater. Her alcoholic, gambling husband lost their ranch in a poker game and was fatally shot (in the back) that same night. She made dresses and gave guitar lessons to earn the money to send ... Read full article

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Bud Elder: I'm going with you. I can draw pretty fast. We can be famous -- like the Dalton Brothers!
John Elder: They're famous -- but they're just a little bit dead. They were hung!

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Despite this being a big-budget movie with a large cast, Karl Swenson was utilized to play two parts. He played "Doc Isdell" and also the bartender in the scene where the Dean Martin character auctioned his eye. The bartender part actually had more lines of dialogue.
The hearse featured at the funeral of Katie Elder currently resides in front of the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World.
Michael Anderson Jr. replaced Tommy Kirk at very short notice.
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