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The Searchers (1956)

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119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.
Director
Writers
Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) | Alan Le May (from the novel by) (as Alan LeMay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Winton C. Hoch (photographed by)
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Budget
$3,750,000
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Release date
May 26, 1956 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Ethan Edwards Ethan Edwards   See fewer
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Jeffrey Hunter
Martin Pawley Martin Pawley   See fewer
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Vera Miles
Laurie Jorgensen Laurie Jorgensen   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton   See fewer
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Natalie Wood
Debbie Edwards - Age 15 Debbie Edwards - Age 15   See fewer
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John Qualen
Lars Jorgensen Lars Jorgensen   See fewer
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Olive Carey
Mrs. Jorgensen Mrs. Jorgensen   See fewer
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Henry Brandon
Scar / Cicatriz Scar / Cicatriz   See fewer
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Ken Curtis
Charlie McCorry Charlie McCorry   See fewer
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Harry Carey Jr.
Brad Jorgensen Brad Jorgensen   See fewer
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Antonio Moreno
Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa   See fewer
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Hank Worden
Mose Harper Mose Harper   See fewer
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Walter Coy
Aaron Edwards Aaron Edwards   See fewer
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Dorothy Jordan
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Pippa Scott
Lucy Edwards Lucy Edwards   See fewer
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Patrick Wayne
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Lana Wood
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Gertrude Astor
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Pipe Line Begishe
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Danny Borzage
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Ruth Clifford
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Carmen (uncredited) Carmen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Doss
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Pete Grey Eyes
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Feather Hat Jr.
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Away Luna
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Robert Lyden
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Peter Mamakos
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Mae Marsh
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Frank McGrath
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Bob Many Mules
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Jack Pennick
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Lloyd Perryman
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Prince
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Percy Shooting Star
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William Steele
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8 / 10 | 72,690 votes