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The Searchers


John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood View All


John Ford (Director), Frank S. Nugent (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 13th, 1956
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
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Emotions are propelled by the fact that Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) and Jeffrey Hunter (Martin Pawley) are obsessed with hunting down the Indians responsible for burning down their home, and kidnapping Debbie, who is Ethans niece.
If you like westerns, watch this film, luckily John Wayne didn't ruin it.
This western starts with the return of Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) to his brother's family house after a long trip.
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