The Searchers (1956) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by John Ford and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Patrick Ford.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Alan Le May published in 1954.
The Searchers was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.
DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956)By Carol Martinheira on Oct 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden
DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956) On October 10, 2017October 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized John Ford and John Wayne. One of cinema?s greatest and most celebrated director-actor partnerships. They made dozens of films together and they were ... Read full article
The Searchers (1956)By Beatrice on Apr 30, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Searchers Directed by John Ford Written by Frank S. Nugent from the novel by Alan Le May 1956/USA Warner Bros./C.V. Whitney Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #318 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Ethan: That’ll be the day. My husband said “It’s that sad West... Read full article
"...And Scene!" blogathon: "The Searchers", a silent farewellBy 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
The Searchers (1956, John Ford)By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 19, 2015 From The Stop Button
John Ford is never trying to be discreet with The Searchers, he’s just not willing to talk down to the audience. In the first ten minutes of the film, he and screenwriter Frank S. Nugent quickly establish John Wayne’s character and his relationship with his family. Ford, Nugent, Wayne an... 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
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Martin: [pause] Do you remember how I used to let you ride my horse? And tell you stories? Oh, don't you remember me, Debbie?
Debbie Edwards: I remember, from always. At first I prayed to you: "Come and get me, take me home." You didn't come.
Martin: But I've come now, Debbie.
Debbie Edwards: These are my people. Go. Go, Martin, please!
Brad: There's only one way you can stop me from looking for Lucy, mister, and that's kill me!
Martin: That's the way I feel, Uncle Ethan
[Edwards glares at him]
Martin: Ethan... Sir.
Ethan: Alright, but I'm giving the orders here. I'm giving the orders and you'll follow 'em, or we're splitting up right here and now!
Martin: Well, sure, Ethan. Just one reason were here, ain't it, is to find Debbie and Lucy?
Ethan: If they're still alive.
Charlie McCorry: [to Martin as he embraces Laurie just before Charlie and Laurie's wedding] I'll thank you to unhand my fi-an-cy.
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The language spoken by the "Comanche" Indians is actually Navajo.
According to John Wayne in a 1974 interview, John Ford hinted throughout the movie that Ethan had had an affair with his brother's wife, and was possibly the father of Lucy and Debbie. This meant Ethan's thirst for vengeance stemmed not from the murder of his brother, but of the woman Ethan had loved. This was so subtle that many viewers at the time missed it altogether.
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