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THE SEARCHERS

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(1956, John Ford)  “That’ll be the day.” John Ford and Jeffrey Hunter’s multi-year quest to rescue kidnapped Natalie Wood from the Comanche begins and ends with Wayne framed in a doorway. Arguably Ford’s greatest work, and subject of imitations and homages in a multiplicity of genres.

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“Pictorially, Ford’s masterpiece; for panoramic compositions it has no equal.”
– Brian Garfield, Western Films

"The Great American Film of 1956. The Searchers gathers the deepest concerns of American literature, distilling 200 years of tradition in a way available only to popular art, and with a beauty available only to a supreme visual poet like Ford."
– Dave Kehr

"Contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances."
– Roger Ebert