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The Searchers
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The Searchers 1956

From Amazon: A favorite film of some of the world's greatest filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, John Ford's The Searchers has earned its place in the legacy of great American films for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most notably, it's the definitive role for John Wayne as an icon of the classic Western--the hero (or antihero) who must stand alone according to the unwritten code of the West. The story takes place in Texas in 1868; Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a Confederate veteran who visits his brother and sister-in-law at their ranch and is horrified when they are killed by marauding Comanches. Ethan's search for a surviving...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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John WayneJohn Wayne
Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter
No image existsVera Miles
No image existsNatalie Wood
No image existsWard Bond
No image existsJohn Qualen
No image existsHarry Carey Jr.
No image existsOlive Carey
No image existsAntonio Moreno
No image existsHenry Brandon
No image existsHank Worden
No image existsLana Wood
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No image existsDorothy Jordan

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The Searchers Movie Review by Ben (3/13/2008)

Continuing my education in the westerns of John Wayne (as those of you have read my review of "Rio Bravo") we come to an even greater western called "The Searchers." It is a beautifully filmed movie that was directed by the great John Ford, and it features John Wayne in what may very well have been his greatest onscreen...

(complete The Searchers review by Ben)

The Searchers Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/17/2007)

John Ford and John Wayne join together again in one of the best westerns made, with a complex performance by The Duke.

We see Wayne go from a soldier, through some post-Civil War misadventures, to a farmer, to a man on a mission. There is tension with his brother, a love-interest with his brother's wife, and a strong...

(complete The Searchers review by Movie Addict)

The Searchers Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/14/2007)

The best Western of all time.

It shows the depth of a man's character and his willingness to love despite what he has been taught.

John Wayne does just enough with his character to keep it from being campy and Natalie Wood is totally convincing as a lost girl living among the First Nations.

If you are wary of Westerns,...

(complete The Searchers review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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