From its sweeping vistas of Monument Valley, Utah, to its almost Shakespearean fusion of nobility, folk comedy and unflinching realism, “The Searchers” (1956) is the definitive John Ford movie. In his 12th film for the master, John Wayne stars as Ethan Edwards, a Civil War veteran with a near pathological hatred of Indians. When Comanches kills his family and abduct niece Natalie Wood, he spends years tracking her down. But will he bring her home or kill her for “going native?” Two-disc set includes introduction by Patrick Wayne, Peter Bogdanovich’s commentary, featurettes, more.
Also includes Reprint of 1956 Dell comic book, reproduction of 1956 press book, preproduction of filmmakers memos and correspondence, Behind the scenes photo set
1956, Technicolor, 1 hour and 59 minutes