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The Sons of Katie Elder

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The Sons of Katie Elder
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Release Date 1965
Language English
Studio Paramount Pictures
Hal Wallis Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Elder John Wayne
Tom Elder Dean Martin
Bud Elder Michael Anderson Jr.
Matt Elder Earl Holliman
Sheriff Billy Wilson Paul Fix
Curley George Kennedy
Morgan Hastings James Gregory
Dave Hastings Dennis Hopper

The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Western starring John Wayne as the eldest of four brothers who reunite to attend the funeral of their mother. When they discover that the deed to their land may have been unjustly taken from them by an unscrupulous gunsmith, the brothers find themselves having to fight to regain what is rightfully theirs. The film co-starred Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, George Kennedy and featured Dennis Hopper in an early role. The plot of this film was also loosely adapted into the 2004 film Four Brothers.

The following guns were used in the film The Sons of Katie Elder:

Single Action Army "Artillery"

The Single Action Army revolver is the most common handgun used in the film, used by John Elder (John Wayne) as well as by Curley (George Kennedy).

Single Action Army revolvers are dual-wielded by John Elder (John Wayne).

Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 is the main rifle seen used in the film by all four Elder brothers as well as in the hands of Curley and Dave Hastings (Dennis Hopper).

Winchester Model 1894 carbine - 1st generation rifle -
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Remington-Keene Frontier

Morgan Hastings (James Gregory) is seen using the Remington-Keene Deluxe Sporter rifle fitted with a scope and with a shortened magazine tube as his sniper rifle in the film, noted by its external hammer mounted on the back of the bolt. Based on the muzzle diameter it appears to be chambered in .45-70. A similar rifle is seen used in Young Guns II, Joe Kidd, and Crossfire Trail.

Remington-Keene Deluxe Sporter rifle used by James Wainwright in Joe Kidd. Photo courtesy of the National Rifle Association.
Hastings (James Gregory) takes aim with his scoped Remington-Keene rifle using a sandbag benchrest.
Hastings (James Gregory) uses the off-hand technique.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Sheriff Billy Watson (Paul Fix) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun when breaking up a fight in a bar.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Sheriff Watson (Paul Fix) restores public order the old fashioned way.
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