Film Details



THE SEARCHERS
Release Date: 26 May 1956
Duration (in mins): 119
Cast:
John Wayne (Ethan Edwards)
Jeffrey Hunter (Martin Pawley)
Vera Miles (Laurie Jorgensen)
Ward Bond (Capt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton)
Natalie Wood (Debbie Edwards)
Director:
John Ford (Dir)
Wingate Smith (Asst dir)
Writer:
Frank S. Nugent (Scr)
Producer:
Merian C. Cooper (Exec prod)
Patrick Ford (Assoc prod)
Distribution
Company:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Production
Company:
C. V. Whitney Pictures, Inc.
Summary:
Martha Edwards opens the door of her cabin to the arid Texas landscape outside just as her brother-in-law, Ethan Edwards, approaches on horseback. Although it is 1868, Martha, her husband Aaron, their children Debbie, Lucy and Ben, and their adopted son, Martin Pawley, have not seen Ethan since he left them to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Because Martin, an earnest but friendly young man, is part Cherokee, Ethan treats him coldly, even though it was he who rescued the lad whe...