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The Search Overview:

The Search (1948) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Lazar Wechsler and Oscar Düby.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorMontgomery CliftNominated
Best DirectorFred ZinnemannNominated
Best WritingRichard Schweizer, David WechslerWon
Best WritingRichard Schweizer, David WechslerNominated
Special AwardTo Ivan Jandl, for the outstanding juvenile performance of 1948, as "Karel Malik" in The Search.Won
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BlogHub Articles:

"...And Scene!" blogathon: "The Searchers", a silent farewell

By Caftan Woman on Jun 25, 2015 From Caftan Woman

John Ford Monument Valley Sister Celluloid presents the “…And Scene!” Blogathon running June 25 - 28. Click here for the memorable scenes that continually fascinate these movie bloggers. The scene that deeply touches me with every viewing is from John Ford's 1956 masterpiece,... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #007 – The Searchers (1956)

By Michael on May 13, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #007 on the list, John Ford‘s The Searchers. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ll be ... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #007 – The Searchers (1956)

By Michael on May 13, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #007 on the list, John Ford‘s The Searchers. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ll be ... Read full article


Book Review: THE SEARCHERS--The Making Of An American Legend

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 9, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE SEARCHERS, directed by John Ford, happens to be one of my favorite films of all time. So I was certainly interested in reading the book THE SEARCHERS--The Making of an American Legend, written by Glenn Frankel. This is more than the usual "making of" volume--it is really two different books in o... Read full article


Book Review: THE SEARCHERS--The Making Of An American Legend

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 9, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE SEARCHERS, directed by John Ford, happens to be one of my favorite films of all time. So I was certainly interested in reading the book THE SEARCHERS--The Making of an American Legend, written by Glenn Frankel. This is more than the usual "making of" volume--it is really two different books in o... Read full article


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Quotes from

[Steve is teaching a young boy, whose name he does not know but has coined Jim, to speak English]
Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson: [to Jim] You have no idea how useful it's going to be for you to know English. You can go where ever you like. Everybody knows what 'OK' means. You can use English all over the world. Not, not just America: Canada, Africa, Australia, India. Even in England, they understand English... well, sort of.


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Facts about

Film debut of Montgomery Clift
Ben Mankiewicz on TCM indicated that Ivan Jandl spoke no English at the time this film was made and that his English dialogue was phonetically memorized.
"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 9, 1952 with Montgomery Clift reprising his film role.
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