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The Searchers


Featuring John Wayne

Dir. John Ford. 1956, 119 mins. 35mm. With John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood. The epic story of John Ford’s The Searchers tracks Ethan Edwards’s increasingly unhinged quest for his beloved niece, kidnapped by Chief Scar in a raid years before. John Wayne’s Ethan is as neurotically obsessed as De Niro’s Travis Bickle. As Howard Hawks once said, Wayne had more power on the screen than anyone else in movies. 

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