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The Searchers

The Searchers(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.

Cast & Crew

John Ford Director
John Wayne Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter Martin Pawley
Vera Miles Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond Capt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton
Natalie Wood Debbie Edwards
John Qualen Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon Chief Scar
Ken Curtis Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey Jr. Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno Emilio Figueroa
Hank Worden Mose Harper

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [VistaVision]
The C. V. Whitney Picture
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  C. V. Whitney Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  119 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  10,681    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Best Western Ever Made

    David H. 2017-08-12

    What initially for me makes this a great movie was how well it shows the vastness of the West. Ethan and Marty spend five years going over much of it... MORE>

  • Endless Speculation

    David H. 2017-07-20

    There has been speculation here and elsewhere the person John Wayne's character Ethan Edwards was looking for is actually his daughter and not his... MORE>

  • One of the Best Final Shots in Film

    missmissie173 2017-07-20

    The Searchers was one of two of my parents favorite movies, the second being The Quite Man, another iconic film by the great John Ford. Both movies touch... MORE>