The Searchers

The Searchers

By John Ford

  • Genre: John Ford
  • Release Date: 1956-03-13
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Director: John Ford
  • Production Company: C.V. Whitney Pictures
  • iTunes Price: AUD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: AUD 2.99
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Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.