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The Searchers

The Searchers(1956)

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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
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [VistaVision]
The C. V. Whitney Picture
AFI
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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  • Good but not Great

    Robert Longhauser 2018-08-09

    I am a big John Ford and John Wayne fan but this film is nowhere as good as Stagecoach or She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. In Red River Wayne is a driven and... MORE>

  • Comic relief in The Searchers is OK

    Anthony 2018-07-08

    Critics love to attack Ford's penchant for comic relief -- not only in The Searchers, but in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty... MORE>

  • art of the western world

    a.morris 2018-02-17

    john ford was the Michelangelo of the western genre and the searchers was his Vatican ceiling. MORE>