PG certificateThe Searchers is a Film programme that first aired in 1956 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Searchers is a 5 star programme

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The Searchers (1956)

Directed by
John Ford

Embittered ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards (John Wayne, pictured) returns from war to find his brother and sister-in-law killed and his nieces kidnapped by Indians. Learning that one niece (Natalie Wood) is alive, he and his nephew Martin (Jeffrey Hunter) search for her. Edwards is determined to kill the Indians who captured her, even at the expense of saving his niece.

Ford and Wayne made an incredible 22 films together, during which they developed a longstanding friendship and mutual respect. Ford gave Wayne his big break in 1939 with Stagecoach, ensuring the B-movie actor's move to screen icon and box-office star. Ford helped develop Wayne's heroic screen persona and directed the actor in this 1956 movie, considered by many to be his best performance.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1956

Rating:
5/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Searchers next on TV?

It's next showing on itv4 December 24th, 12:10pm and on itv4 December 24th, 1:25pm. See more...

Cast

Image for John WayneJohn Wayne...Ethan Edwards
Image for Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter...Martin Pawley
Image for Vera MilesVera Miles...Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond...Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Image for Natalie WoodNatalie Wood...Debbie Edwards
John Qualen...Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey...Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon...Chief Cicatrice
Ken Curtis...Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey Jr....Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno...Emilio Figueroa
Hank Worden...Mose Harper
Beulah Archuletta
Walter Coy...Aaron Edwards
Dorothy Jordan...Martha Edwards