Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Henry Hathaway
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Paramount)

Four brothers are reunited at the funeral of their mother in a dusty Texas town. The Duke has been away the longest, and after finding out his father was also recently murdered vows to track down the killers. The trail leads to a local gambler and gunsmith along with his gang, including a hired gunslinger. They plan to ambush the brothers on a bridge, a long set piece filled with action which is the highlight of the film. Otherwise, it too often falls into western cliches.

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