The Searchers

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  • Genre(s): Western Drama
  • Release year: 1956
  • Running time: 119 min
Working together for the twelfth time, screen icon John Wayne and legendary director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a... read more
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Working together for the twelfth time, screen icon John Wayne and legendary director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece (a teenage Natalie Wood), captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness to find the men who murdered his loved-ones. And despite his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan ultimately encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.

Original Release

05/01/1956

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Cast

Jeffrey Hunter Martin Pawley
John Qualen Lars Jorgensen
John Wayne Ethan Edwards
Natalie Wood Debbie Edwards - Age 15
Vera Miles Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Olive Carey Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon Cicatriz
Ken Curtis Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey Jr. Brad Jorgensen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Ford

Writers

Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May

Cast

Jeffrey Hunter Martin Pawley
John Qualen Lars Jorgensen
John Wayne Ethan Edwards
Natalie Wood Debbie Edwards - Age 15
Vera Miles Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Olive Carey Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon Cicatriz
Ken Curtis Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey Jr. Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa
Hank Worden Mose Harper
Beulah Archuletta Look
Walter Coy Aaron Edwards
Dorothy Jordan Martha Edwards
Pippa Scott Lucy Edwards
Patrick Wayne Lt. Greenhill (as Pat Wayne)
Lana Wood Younger Debbie Edwards
Pipe Line Begishe Comanche Indian
Exactly Sonnie Betsuie Comanche Indian

Producers

Merian C. Cooper Executive Producer
C.V. Whitney Producer
Patrick Ford Producer
Merian C. Cooper Producer

Editors

Jack Murray

1958 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Won
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