The searchers

DVD - 2006

A Confederate war veteran tracks down the Indians who killed his brother and sister-in-law and carried off their daughter.

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Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video c2006.
50th Anniversary two-disc special ed.; widescreen version
Item Description
Videodisc release of the 1956 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Alan Le May.
Special features: "The Searchers: an appreciation" featurette; "A turning of the earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers" featurette ; Introduction by Patrick Wayne; commentary by Peter Bogdanovich; theatrical trailer; vintage Behind the cameras segments from the Waner Bros. Presents TV series ; theatrical trailer.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Not rated.
Production Credits
Music, Max Steiner ; photography, Winton C. Hoch ; editor, Jack Murray.
Other Authors
John Ford, 1894-1973 (-), Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May, 1899-1964
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Ethan Edwards (Wayne) is a case-hardened Civil War veteran returning to his brother Aaron's (Coy) Texas home in 1868. When Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton (Bond) arrives to raise a posse to run down the Comanche who have stolen the cattle of neighbor Lars Jorgenson (Qualen), Ethan is among those who join him. They return to find the Edwards family slaughtered and the two girls, Lucy (Pippa Scott) and Debbie (Natalie Wood), missing. The posse continues to search for the girls but turns back as winter settles in. However, Ethan and his reluctantly accepted companion, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), the girls' part-Cherokee stepbrother, press on for another seven years, with the Indian-hating veteran becoming ever more fanatical as the hard seasons pass.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Ethan Edwards returns from the Civil War to find that Comanches have taken his neice and killed her parents, he sets out after them.