The Searchers

He had to find her... he had to find her...
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 22, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2017
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English, Spanish, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by &
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"That'll be the day."
  - Ethan Edwards (John Wayne)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 44

Upright88%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 40,687
Apart from its stunning Monument Valley photography, The Searchers is mostly hokey and thinly written. Full Review
National Review
Apr 17, 2019
Through the central image of the frontier, the meeting point of wilderness and civilization, Ford explores the divisions of our national character, with its search for order and its need for violence, its spirit of community and its quest for independence Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 27, 2007
...Heads many a list of all-time cinematic favorites....Stunning...
New York Times
May 14, 1993
...An audience favorite from the beginning -- and a creative influence on a generation of filmmakers...
USA Today
Sep 25, 1998
Rating: 5/5 -- A truly great western.
ColeSmithey.com
Sep 16, 2007
This C.V. Whitney production is undoubtedly one of the greatest Westerns ever made. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Mar 19, 2018
5 stars out of 5 -- It's a thoughtful, and rather dark piece....Ford used Monument Valley as a canvas for the breathtaking photography.
Ultimate DVD
Jul 1, 2006

Product Description:

A classic Western regarded by many as the best of the genre, John Ford's THE SEARCHERS has been acknowledged by several directors who came into their own in the 1970s, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Paul Schrader, and George Lucas, as a powerful influence on their work. The film stars John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a case-hardened Civil War veteran returning to his brother Aaron's (Walter Coy) Texas home in 1868. When Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton (Ward Bond) arrives to raise a posse to run down the Comanche who have stolen the cattle of neighbor Lars Jorgenson (John Qualen), Ethan is among those who join him. They return to find the Edwards family slaughtered and the two girls, Lucy (Pippa Scott) and Debbie (Natalie Wood), missing. The posse continues to search for the girls but turns back as winter settles in. However, Ethan and his reluctantly accepted companion, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), the girls' part-Cherokee stepbrother, press on for another seven years, with the Indian-hating veteran becoming ever more fanatical as the hard seasons pass. In his epic meditation on racism, obsession, paranoia, and the myth of the West, Ford explores the ugly underside of a genre that he had imbued with optimism in his early career. Wayne gives perhaps his most powerful performance as the embittered Edwards, but it's the visual poetry of what are possibly Ford's most carefully framed, lit, and composed images that shape this masterwork from beginning to end. As Wayne walks through the doorway at the film's end, he grabs his elbow in a tribute to his and Ford's close friend Harry Carey Sr., a Western film icon who had passed away a few years before.

Plot Synopsis:

An embittered frontiersman engages in an extensive and obsessive search for his niece, abducted years ago by Indians who killed her family in retaliation for a massacre in their village.

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Production Notes:

  • THE SEARCHERS was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
  • Color by Technicolor; filmed in VistaVision.
  • The song "The Searchers" composed by Stan Jones.
  • Lana Wood, who plays Debbie Edwards as a little girl, is the younger sister of actress Natalie Wood.

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  • Sales Rank: 2,480
  • UPC: 085391158653
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