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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.

The Searchers
Cast:

John Wayne
Jeffrey Hunter
Vera Miles
Ward Bond
Natalie Wood

Director:
John Ford

Producer:
Cornelius Vanderbilt

Written by:
Frank S. Nugent based on the book by Alan Le May

Distributor:
Warner Bros.

Budget:
$3.75 million

Box Office:
$4.9 million