The Searchers
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1956
Director: John Ford
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-465126
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 28, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#1570)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 20, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
With The Searchers, John Wayne and director John Ford forged an indelible saga of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it.

Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, and ex-Confederate who sets out to find his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. One of the most influential movies ever made, The Searchers contains sequences that are "a brilliant fusing of editing, camerawork and performance as filtered through a master director's eyes" (Ted Sennett, Great Hollywood Westerns).
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Genres
Action
Western
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • C.V. Whitney Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Mine
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Pan & Scan), Main Feature (Widescreen)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Ford....Director
Writing
Frank S. Nugent....Screenwriter
Alan LeMay....Original Material By
Production
Merian C. Cooper....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Winton C. Hoch....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Jack Murray....Film Editor
Music
Max Steiner....Composer
Stan Jones....Song Writer
Sound
Hugh McDowell....Sound
Howard Wilson....Sound
Art
Frank Hotaling....Art Director
James Basevi....Art Director
Frank Beetson....Costume Designer
Ann Peck....Costume Designer
Web Overlander....Make-up Artist
George Brown....Visual Effects
Cast
John Wayne....Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter....Martin Pawley
Vera Miles....Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond....Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Natalie Wood....Debbie Edwards (older)
John Qualen....Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey....Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon....Chief Cicatrice (Scar)
Ken Curtis....Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey, Jr.....Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno....Emilio Figueroa
Hank Worden....Mose Harper
Beulah Archuletta....Wild Goose Flying the Night Sky (Look)
Walter Coy....Aaron Edwards
Dorothy Jordan....Martha Edwards
Pippa Scott....Lucy Edwards
Pat Wayne....Lt. Greenhill
Lana Wood....Debbie Edwards (younger)
Pipe Line Begishe....Comanche (uncredited)
Exactly Sonnie Betsuie....Comanche (uncredited)
Danny Borzage....Accordionist at funeral (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford....Deranged woman at fort (uncredited)
Pete Grey Eyes....Comanche (uncredited)
Feather Hat, Jr.....Comanche (uncredited)
Nacho Galindo....Mexican bartender (uncredited)
Jack Tin Horn....Comanche (uncredited)
Harry Black Horse....Comanche (uncredited)
Away Luna....Comanche (uncredited)
Robert Lyden....Ben Edwards (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons....Col. Greenhill (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos....Jerem Futterman (uncredited)
Mae Marsh....Woman at Ft. Guarding Woman (uncredited)
Bob Many Mules....Comanche (uncredited)
Jack Pennick....Sergeant at fort (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson....Ranger at wedding (uncredited)
Smile White Sheep....Comanche (uncredited)
Many Mules Son....Comanche (uncredited)
Percy Shooting Star....Comanche (uncredited)
William Steele....Nesby (uncredited)
Chief Thundercloud....Comanche chief (uncredited)
Billy Yellow....Comanche (uncredited)