Synopsis The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. As it was Katie must have been fertile for 35 years to have sons with such a large age span. Or why Michael Anderson was so resistant to some higher education. Birth control was not well practiced then or before. Deputy Ben Latta James Gregory. George Kennedy plays a menacing gunman that James Gregory hires and he also gets quite a clout from John Wayne with a two by four after Kennedy was bullying John Doucette. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their father in a card game with which he was shortly murdered there after but not before getting through the troubles that come with the Elders name.
Unfortunately the other two brothers fare not so well. The foursome get together for their mother's funeral and through much bickering agree to herd some cattle she purchased just prior to her death. Far from being a simple John Wayne vehicle, the stock company, under the direction of Hathaway, worked together like a well-oiled machine to make a straightforward, unpretentious genre film that delivers the goods. . Usually one would expect a dramatic showdown between Curly Kennedy and the Elders. I'm not quite sure why the Elder boys didn't come back with the news of their father's death and settled things back then.
Martha Hyer serves as the chaste eye candy. From the four winds they came, the four brothers, their eyes smoking and their fingers itching… Not itching that much, truth be told. Hazen executive producer , Hal B. Bills, work on Katie Elder, is very interesting, hope you enjoyed it. She was Doc Holliday's of O. This was a special film for John Wayne, the first post cancer operation film he made. Holliman as Matt has potential but seems underutilized, though he too perhaps seems a bit starstruck.
Why not take a minute to for your own free account now? Wayne surrounded himself with a good cast of familiar players for the most part. Dean Martin is a gambler wanted for murder. Burr Sandeman uncredited Chuck Roberson. When Katie Elder died in Clearwater, Texas, her four sons, John John Wayne , Tom Dean Martin , Matt Earl Holliman , and Bud Michael Anderson, Jr. Despite some glaring plot weaknesses The Sons of Katie Elder is a film that is sold by the sincere playing of its leads.
Everyone condemns them for having abandoned their mother in her direst time of need. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. John Wayne, aged 57, was 36 years older than Michael Anderson Jr. Troubles come, however, just because they carry the Elder name. Is there any script reference that would indicate the age difference between the characters? So good acting, not a bad story line to my way of thinking.
Dino has a real moment to shine when he sneaks out and brings Dennis Hopper back to the stable where Wayne and a wounded Anderson are holed up. The photo taken of the four killed in Coffeeville is one of the most famous photos showing the eventual end of those who flout the law. You can Watch Now or Download the video to a , except for Pay-Per-View videos. And his guest on his first show, John Wayne to plug the upcoming release of their film. As he reaches for the front door to enter his jacket is hung up behind the handle of his holstered pistol, but when he comes through the door his jacket is draped over the gun. John Wayne looms tall and rugged and resolute as ever.
I think he would have been even more unbelievable as Duke's brother that Michael Anderson Jr. I include as much info, as I can, so there is no need, to go on the internet looking for it. My oldest child and youngest child are 18 years apart. Wayne films were always distinguished by good use of music, something the Duke learned from John Ford. In 1965, things were changing in Hollywood.
He's recuperating the hard way. Henry Hyselman undertaker James Westerfield. The best thing this movie has to offer is the cast. I think he would have been even more unbelievable as Duke's brother that Michael Anderson Jr. I was much surprised when I saw this movie for the first time. His part was highly creditable, and considering his physical condition at the time, he acted well. Helmed by veteran director Henry Hathaway, it brought together Dean Martin, Paul Fix, Strother Martin, James Gregory and several other stars and character actors who had worked with the Duke several times before.
The studio system had undergone a drastic revamp, and the old guard of directors, producers and stars were aging and being replaced by younger personalities. Yet when Tom and Bud jump in to get more guns the water is like a mirror. Even Tommy never said his release had anything to do with his being gay. Produced by Hal Wallis and directed by Henry Hathaway who would direct Wayne a few years late in his only Oscar winning performance in True Grit , the film is a well put together big budget production. If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order.
The bartender part actually had more lines of dialogue. For more information, go to the. His larcenous land grabber starts out even-keeled but progressively takes more and more of a heel turn as the story progresses. And Jhon Elder, who very much wanted to live in the right way after his mothers death, simply can't do it. I read that it was very difficault to him to climb at the horse back becouse of operation and that the famous shooting scene in the river almost killed him. When Bud Michael Anderson, Jr.