Johnny Cash sings "The Sons of Katie Elder";
a rather awful song written by Elmer Bernstein and Ernie Sheldon.
The film's background music was also composed by Elmer Bernstein.

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The Sons of Katie Elder / 1965

Dean's second Western with John Wayne.
A follow-up to immensely popular Rio Bravo (1959)

Katie Elder was a real person and the events surrounding the Sons is also loosely based on historical events.
More on that later.

John, Dean, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson Jr.

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From the Four Winds they came.
the four brothers. their eyes smoking
and their fingers itching...

A Review or two. 

100%!!??? Definitely not.

I really gotta say that I'm mystified by the high ratings? To me this is nothing more that a second level John Wayne Western - almost a formula flick.
These ratings would make it almost a Classic - which it is not.
But obviously a lot of people like it.

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Next: The Sons of Katie Elder / Part 2

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