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The Searchers

1956 Western

About

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Frank S. Nugent (Screenplay)
Alan Le May (Novel)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

John Wayne
as Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter
as Martin Pawley
Vera Miles
as Laurie Jorgensen
Natalie Wood
as Debbie Edwards (older)
Ward Bond
as Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
John Qualen
as Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey
as Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon
as Chief Cicatrice (Scar)

Lists

#10 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#12 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#164 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#439 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss