Katie Elder bore four sons. The day she is buried, they all return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. John is the eldest and toughest son (John Wayne), the gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is good with a deck of cards and good with a gun. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one–nobody ever called him yellow…twice.Bud (Michael Anderson Jr) is the youngest. Any hop for respectability lies with him.