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The Searchers

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.

Year: 1956
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Westerns, Cult Films / After Dark, Film Festivals 1993, Best of the 1950s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Time Mag's 100 Best, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: John Ford
Starring: Ward Bond, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: G
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