When Ethan Edwards decide to go find the Indians who killed his family, he is joined by his nephew, Martin Pawley. The problem is that Pawley is 1/8th Indian and there’s nothing in the world that Edwards hates more than Indians. The journey to find the Indians and Edwards’ niece last for years.
The Searchers is an epic John Wayne Western that introduces dark ambivalence to the genre that remains fashionable today.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by The Searchers (1956)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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