THE SEARCHERS (U)
Wednesday 20th November 2019 - 7:30 pm
Dir: John Ford, 1956, USA, 114 mins.
With John Wayne, Natalie Woods, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles.
To quote The Guardian - 'The Searchers is simply the densest, darkest, weirdest, funniest, most incoherent and yet most satisfying western of the 50s.' As Ethan Edwards, John Wayne plays a truly flawed version of the American Hero whose virtues struggle with his fear of racial impurity as he seeks for his female cousin, abducted by Apaches as a child. The film had a huge influence on other directors from Martin Scorsese to David Lean