The Searchers

He had to find her... he had to find her...

Genre: Western
As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1956-03-13
Run time: 119 minute / 1:59
Budget: $3,750,000
Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank S. Nugent
Production Companies : C.V. Whitney Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


John Wayne
as Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter
as Martin Pawley
Vera Miles
as Laurie Jorgensen
Natalie Wood
as Debbie Edwards (older)
Ward Bond
as Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
John Qualen
as Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey
as Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon
as Chief Cicatrice (Scar)
Ken Curtis
as Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno
as Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa
Hank Worden
as Mose Harper
Beulah Archuletta
as Wild Goose Flying in the Night Sky (Look)
Walter Coy
as Aaron Edwards
Dorothy Jordan
as Martha Edwards
Pippa Scott
as Lucy Edwards
Patrick Wayne
as Lt. Greenhill
Lana Wood
as Debbie Edwards (younger)
Mae Marsh
as Dark Cloaked Woman at Fort Guarding Deranged Woman (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford
as Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
John Ford Director

Alan Le May Novel
Frank S. Nugent Screenplay

C.V. Whitney Producer
Merian C. Cooper Executive Producer
Patrick Ford Producer

Max Steiner Original Music Composer

Winton C. Hoch Director of Photography

Jack Murray Editor

James Basevi Art Direction
Frank Hotaling Art Direction
Victor A. Gangelin Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Charles Arrico Costume Design
Web Overlander Makeup Artist
Fae M. Smith Hairdresser
Jack Obringer Makeup Artist

Hugh McDowell Jr. Sound Designer
Howard Wilson Sound Designer

Robert Rhea Assistant Camera

Costume & Make-Up
Vera Tomei Hairstylist

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