An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank S. Nugent
The Searchers is an epic John Wayne Western that introduces dark ambivalence to the genre that remains fashionable today.
A rip-snorting Western, as brashly entertaining as they come.
Through the central image of the frontier, the meeting point of wilderness and civilization, Ford explores the divisions of our national character, with its search for order and its need for violence, its spirit of community and its quest for independence.
One of the better examples of the western genre.
Tagline: He had to find her... he had to find her...
Source: based upon the novel by Alan LeMay
Motion Picture Rating: Passed
Genres: adventure, drama, western
Editor: Jack Murray
Director of photography: Winton C. Hoch
Original music composer: Max Steiner
Executive producer: Merian C. Cooper
Runtime: 119 min
Language: English, Spanish, Navajo
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)