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DOM: The Searchers (Ford, US, 1956)

I first came across this film at Christmas 1991 on BBC-2, thanks again to Danny Peary’s Cult Movies.  It was a box office favourite during the 50s, but the critics hadn’t really been impressed. 753 more words

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"The Searchers": An American Masterpiece

A door opens. A silhouette appears on the screen. A woman comes out of the darkness and into the blistering Texas heat. Out of the sand-choked desert comes a man mounted on a horse. 2,367 more words

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Catch-Up: Cinema Shame June - John Ford's The Searchers

John Ford’s 1956 film, The Searchers, is arguably the pinnacle of Ford’s career. It’s also arguably the pinnacle of John Wayne’s career; though he had several comebacks later in life. 1,707 more words