Menu

Films Showing

The Searchers

The Searchers

The Searchers

1956 / 119min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD

CAST: JOHN WAYNE, JEFFREY HUNTER, VERA MILES, WARD BOND, NATALIE WOOD

The apotheosis of the John Wayne persona is also a merciless interrogation of it. Duke stars as Confederate veteran Ethan Edwards who, on the losing side of history, is consumed by a pathological hatred for the Indians, so-called “savages” who Edwards greatly exceeds in his viciousness. Often ranked among Ford’s greatest films, and certainly among his most discomfiting, a study in isolation and obsession that pulls no punches.

The Searchers is screening as part of the series: Welcome to Metrograph: John Ford Edition