The Searchers (1956)

Searchers
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Adventure, Western
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Many Mules Son Actor Comanche 1 1000042
Jack Tin Horn Actor Comanche 1 1000041
Percy Shooting Star Actor Comanche 1 1000043
Pete Grey Eyes Actor Comanche 1 1000044
Smile White Sheep Actor Comanche 1 1000046
Pipe Line Begishe Actor Comanche 1 1000045
Harry Black Horse Actor Comanche 1 1000040
Feather Hat Jr. Actor Comanche 1 1000039
Terry Wilson Actor Stuntman 1 1000034
Henry Willis Actor Stuntman 1 1000033
Luna Away Actor Comanche 1 1000035
Billy Yellow Actor Comanche 1 1000036
Exactly Sonnie Betsuie Actor Comanche 1 1000038
Bob Many Mules Actor Comanche 1 1000037
John Ford Director n/a 2 2000001
Merian C Cooper Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Victor Gangelin Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Son of the Pioneers Song Performer n/a 120788 8000003
Frank Hotaling Art Director art direction 183 9000002
James Besevi Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Ann Peck Costume Designer costume design 169 13000002
Frank Beetson Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Stan Jones Song n/a 120859 8000002
Max Steiner Music n/a 120781 8000001
Frank S Nugent Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Patrick Ford Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Alan LeMay Source Material (from novel) ("The Searchers") 120793 4000002
Wingate Smith Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Jack Murray Editor n/a 172 7000001
Winton C Hoch Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dale Van Sickel Actor Stuntman 1 1000032
Frank McGrath Actor Stuntman 1 1000031
Antonio Moreno Actor Emilio Figueroa 1 1000011
Harry Carey Jr. Actor Brad Jorgensen 1 1000010
Patrick Wayne Actor Lieutenant Greenhill 1 1000012
Hank Worden Actor Mose Harper 1 1000013
Walter Coy Actor Aaron Edwards 1 1000015
Lana Wood Actor Debbie Edwards--as a Child 1 1000014
Ken Curtis Actor Charlie McCorry 1 1000009
Henry Brandon Actor Chief Scar 1 1000008
Vera Miles Actor Laurie Jorgensen 1 1000003
Jeffrey Hunter Actor Martin Pawley 1 1000002
Ward Bond Actor Captain Reverend Clayton 1 1000004
Natalie Wood Actor Debbie Edwards 1 1000005
Olive Carey Actor Mrs Jorgensen 1 1000007
John Qualen Actor Lars Jorgensen 1 1000006
Dorothy Jordan Actor Martha Edwards 1 1000016
Pippa Scott Actor Lucy Edwards 1 1000017
Dan Borzage Actor Accordionist at Funeral 1 1000026
Mae Marsh Actor Woman at Fort 1 1000025
Billy Cartledge Actor Stuntman 1 1000027
Chuck Hayward Actor Stuntman 1 1000028
Fred Kennedy Actor Stuntman 1 1000030
Slim Hightower Actor Stuntman 1 1000029
Ruth Clifford Actor Deranged Woman at Fort 1 1000024
Chuck Roberson Actor Man at Wedding 1 1000023
Jack Pennick Actor Private 1 1000019
Beulah Archuletta Actor Look 1 1000018
Peter Mamakos Actor Futterman 1 1000020
Bill Steele Actor Nesby 1 1000021
Cliff Lyons Actor Col. Greenhill 1 1000022
John Wayne Actor Ethan Edwards 1 1000001
Synopsis
Ethan Edwards, an embittered veteran, returns to Texas after the Civil War and discovers that Comanche Indians have killed his family and kidnapped his nieces. Along with Martin Pawley, who was adopted by the Edwardses after his own parents were killed by Comanches years earlier, Ethan sets out to find his remaining niece, Debbie. The movie's title refers to the duo's five year search for the young woman, and their struggle to rescue her once she is adopted by the tribe and married to Chief Scar.