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The Searchers
My Rating:
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2 Stars
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Rating: NR Year: 1956 Category: Drama Western
Director: John Ford Time: 119 min. Writer: Frank S. Nugent & Alan Le May

Reviews
Mine: Confusing script, poor acting, confused plot, and ambivalent perspective makes this a thoroughly dodgy movie. Super dated, the native american characterizations are particularly hard to take. Wayne has virtually no ability to bring through any of the role's supposed complexity, the abrupt change at the end makes no sense. Really nice scenery though.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.
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Cast
John Wayne as:
Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter as:
Martin Pawley
Vera Mills as:
Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond as:
Rev. Clayton
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood as:
Debbie Edwards
John Qualen as:
Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey as:
Mrs. Jorgensen
Harry Carey Jr. as:
Brad Jorgensen
Henry Brandon as:
Scar