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Searchers, The (1956)
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Starring: John Wayne, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood
Director: John Ford
Category: Western
Studio: Warner Bros.
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, French
Length:
119 mins

 
 

 

With The Searchers, John Wayne and director John Ford forged an indelible saga of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it.
Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, and ex-Confederate who sets out to find his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family.He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity.One of the most influential movies ever made, The Searchers contains sequences that are "a brilliant fusing of editing, camerawork and performance as filtered through a master director's eyes" (Ted Sennett, Great Hollywood Westerns).

 
 
   
   

 
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