The SearchersWhen members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards vows to track down his surviving relatives and rescue them from the Indian tribe.
Actors of "The Searchers"
Characters of "The Searchers"
Directors of "The Searchers"John FordBirthdate: 1 February 1894, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
Creators of "The Searchers"Frank S. NugentBirthdate: 27 May 1908, New York City, New York, USAAlan Le MayBirthdate: 3 January 1899, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Searchers"VarietyJune 27, 2007
Some fine vignettes of frontier life in the early southwest and a realistic presentation of the difficulties faced by the settlers in carving out a homestead in dangerous Indian country.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
There is perhaps some discrepancy in the play between Wayne's heroic image and the pathological outsider he plays here (forever excluded from home, as the doorway shots at beginning and end suggest), but it hardly matters, given the film's visual splendouNew York TimesMay 20, 2003
A rip-snorting Western, as brashly entertaining as they come.Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 02, 2001
Contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances.Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
The final shot of this genuine epic says everything the Western ever had to say about the price of the American frontier and those forgotten bones upon which a nation was built.Cinema SightAugust 15, 2011
One of the better examples of the western genre.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulSeptember 01, 2009
Call Ethan one widescreen reminder of fear and guilt for a country that deserved at least one.Film4May 13, 2008
A mature, dark, ambivalent piece that helped pave the way for the modern western.Eye for FilmDecember 07, 2007
An absolute must see.ColeSmithey.comSeptember 16, 2007
A truly great western.Empire MagazineJune 07, 2006
John Wayne at his best, striking cinematography and character ambiguity makes this a powerful and thought-provoking Wild West Odyssey.
Gallery of "The Searchers"
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