THE SEARCHERS

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John Wayne is Ethan Edwards, a westerner on a grim revenge mission spanning years; to recover his niece, taken captive by Comanches following the massacre of her family in a raid. Ethan is a racist but the origins of his racism are unexplained. In this he remains a mystery, a persona; both an extension of Wayne's multiplicity of roles in westerns, and a figure apart. (BH)

THE SEARCHERS

  • Director: John Ford
  • Year: 1956
  • Run Time: 119 mins
  • Country: USA