Searchers

Directed By: John Ford Starring: Jeffrey Hunter John Wayne

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Product Overview

A civil war veteran follows the trail of a tribe of indians in his efforts to come to the rescue of his niece.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202461158
UPC 085392891825
UPC 14 00085392891825
Format DVD
Release Date 5/22/2007
Keywords
Classic
Essential Cinema
Indians
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Recommended
Rescue
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A classic Western regarded by many as the best of the genre, John Ford's THE SEARCHERS has been acknowledged by several directors who came into their own in the 1970s, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Paul Schrader, and George Lucas, as a powerful influence on their work. The film stars John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a case-hardened Civil War veteran returning to his brother Aaron's (Walter Coy) Texas home in 1868. When Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton (Ward Bond) arrives to raise a posse to run down the Comanche who have stolen the cattle of neighbor Lars Jorgenson (John Qualen), Ethan is among those who join him. They return to find the Edwards family slaughtered and the two girls, Lucy (Pippa Scott) and Debbie (Natalie Wood), missing. The posse continues to search for the girls but turns back as winter settles in. However, Ethan and his reluctantly accepted companion, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), the girls' part-Cherokee stepbrother, press on for another seven years, with the Indian-hating veteran becoming ever more fanatical as the hard seasons pass. In his epic meditation on racism, obsession, paranoia, and the myth of the West, Ford explores the ugly underside of a genre that he had imbued with optimism in his early career. Wayne gives perhaps his most powerful performance as the embittered Edwards, but it's the visual poetry of what are possibly Ford's most carefully framed, lit, and composed images that shape this masterwork from beginning to end. As Wayne walks through the doorway at the film's end, he grabs his elbow in a tribute to his and Ford's close friend Harry Carey Sr., a Western film icon who had passed away a few years before.
Plot Summary
Summary An embittered frontiersman engages in an extensive and obsessive search for his niece, abducted years ago by Indians who killed her family in retaliation for a massacre in their village.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "That'll be the day."--Ethan Edwards (John Wayne)
Reviews
New York Times "...Heads many a list of all-time cinematic favorites....Stunning..." 05/14/1993 p.C28
USA Today "...An audience favorite from the beginning -- and a creative influence on a generation of filmmakers..." 09/25/1998 p.7E
Chicago Sun-Times "...THE SEARCHERS contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances. There are shots that are astonishingly beautiful..." 11/25/2001 p.4
Total Film "...A masterpiece..." 11/01/2000 p.106,4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ender and insightful. It will cut you up." 07/01/2006 p.121,5 stars out of 5 -- "Ford's picture is relentlessly unpretentious; tackling Big Themes without neon-slicking them or telling us what to think." 07/01/2006 p.122
Entertainment Weekly "...The Western that bowled over a generation of film schoolers, from Lucas to Scorsese to Spielberg..." 01/11/2002 p.30
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a thoughtful, and rather dark piece....Ford used Monument Valley as a canvas for the breathtaking photography." 07/01/2006 p.117
Directors
John Ford
Actors
Jeffrey Hunter
John Wayne
Cast & Crew
Alan Le May - Based on Novel By
Frank S. Nugent - Screenplay
Jack Murray - Editor
Jeffrey Hunter - Actor
John Ford - Director
John Wayne - Actor
Max Steiner - Original Music By
Merian C. Cooper - Executive Producer
Natalie Wood - Actor
Patrick Ford - Producer
Stan Jones - Original Music By
Vera Miles - Actor
Winton C. Hoch - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 28918
UPC 00085392891825
Number of Discs 2
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard/Widescreen  1.33:1 [4:3] /1.77:1
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Wayne,John
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Box Office Magazine ...unquestioned best of [John Wayne's] long and impressive career.
Find-A-Video ...beautifully filmed Western.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Superb Western saga...

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