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, an 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.

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The Searchers (1956)

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Adventure/Drama/Western · 1h 59m · 3/13/1956

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He had to find her... he had to find her...

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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, an 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.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Spanish

Country

United States

Production Companies

Warner Bros., C.V. Whitney Pictures

Budget

$3,750,000

Revenue

$3,750,000
Part Of
Cast
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John Wayne

Ethan Edwards
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Jeffrey Hunter

Martin Pawley
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Vera Miles

Laurie Jorgensen
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Ward Bond

Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
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Natalie Wood

Debbie Edwards - Age 15
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John Qualen

Lars Jorgensen
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Olive Carey

Mrs. Jorgensen
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Henry Brandon

Scar / Cicatriz
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Ken Curtis

Charlie McCorry
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Harry Carey Jr.

Brad Jorgensen
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Antonio Moreno

Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa
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Hank Worden

Mose Harper
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Beulah Archuletta

Look
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Walter Coy

Aaron Edwards
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Dorothy Jordan

Martha Edwards
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Pippa Scott

Lucy Edwards
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Patrick Wayne

Lt. Greenhill (as Pat Wayne)
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Lana Wood

Younger Debbie Edwards
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Gertrude Astor

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Pipe Line Begishe

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Exactly Sonnie Betsuie

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Danny Borzage

Accordionist at Funeral (uncredited)
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Ruth Clifford

Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
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Carmen D'Antonio

Carmen (uncredited)
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Tommy Doss

Wedding Musician (uncredited)
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Pete Grey Eyes

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Feather Hat Jr.

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Nacho Galindo

Mexican Bartender (uncredited)
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Chuck Hayward

Man at Wedding (uncredited)
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Jack Tin Horn

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Harry Black Horse

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Away Luna

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Robert Lyden

Ben Edwards (uncredited)
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Cliff Lyons

Col. Greenhill (uncredited)
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Peter Mamakos

Jerem Futterman (uncredited)
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Mae Marsh

Dark Cloaked Woman at Fort Guarding Deranged Woman (uncredited)
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Frank McGrath

Texas Ranger (uncredited)
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Bob Many Mules

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Jack Pennick

Sergeant at Fort (uncredited)
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Lloyd Perryman

Wedding Musician (uncredited)
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Prince

Dog (uncredited)
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Chuck Roberson

Texas Ranger at Wedding (uncredited)
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Smile White Sheep

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Many Mules Son

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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Percy Shooting Star

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
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William Steele

Nesby (uncredited)
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Chief Thundercloud

Comanche Chief (uncredited)
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Terry Wilson

Texas Ranger (uncredited)
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Billy Yellow

Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Crew
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John Ford

Director
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Frank S. Nugent

Writer
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Alan Le May

Writer
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Merian C. Cooper

Producer
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Winton C. Hoch

Cinematograpy
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Jack Murray

Editor
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Max Steiner

Music
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Hugh McDowell Jr.

Sound
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Howard Wilson

Sound
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James Basevi

Art
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Frank Hotaling

Art
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Disc Releases
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Searchers: The Very Best Of The Searchers (Audio-Only DVD)

(DVD)

9/10/2002

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The Searchers

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(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Slip Case)

5/27/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD)

6/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/28/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Digipack)

6/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/5/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD)

5/27/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(HD DVD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

8/22/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/31/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Searchers

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

6/2/2015

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