The Searchers

United States, 1956

Film
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Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) resolves to find his niece, abducted by Indians at the close of the Civil War. It is an odyssey which takes five years, by the end of which he plans to take revenge on the Indians for the friends and family he has lost. John Ford used sumptuous Monument Valley as a background for this his most poetic and complex western. Stars Vera Miles and a young Natalie Wood. Based on a novel by Alan Le May.

Credits

director

John Ford

producer

Merian C. Cooper

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:59:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37107

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Revenge

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Westerns

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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