• The Searchers (1993)

The Searchers

Release Date: June 16th, 1993

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 1997

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.

Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, John Qualen, Harry Carey Jr., Olive Carey

Director: John Ford

Genres: Western

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Revenge, Brother, Family, Engaging, Quest, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    John Wayne's Ethan is his all-time top performance: funny, romantic, hard-bitten, scary, the personification of machismo. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This C.V. Whitney production is undoubtedly one of the greatest Westerns ever made. For sheer scope, guts and beauty I can think of no picture of the Indian Wars of the Southwest to compare with it. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Searchers contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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