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4,712 Ratings

The Searchers

Directed by John Ford
United States, 1956
Western, Drama


A revered Western about a Civil War veteran who embarks on a dangerous journey deep into Indian territory to find his neice after members of his family are killed or abducted by Comanches. However, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

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The Searchers Directed by John Ford

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

1999 | Nominee: Best Film of the Century

Directors Guild of America

1957 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1958 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Male

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