B Movies and Bad History: The Searchers
Not rated, 119 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, Henry Brandon, Pat Wayne and Harry Carey Jr..
Regarded by many as Ford's masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time, this John Wayne Western is a meditation on survival, the loss of faith, and the death of heroes. Glenn Frankel and Charles Ramirez Berg discuss the context of the film, its impact, and the reflections of American society it presents. Read a full review of The Searchers.No current showings of this film.