Best Western Movie Ever Made
Ethan Edwards, returns to his brother's house in Texas, after a long absence
( during which he was a Confederate soldier ). Shortly after his family is
massacred by Comanches, save his two nieces which were taken by the Indians.
Ethan, along with Martin Pawley ( his brother's adopted son ) goes after the
girls ( one of whom is later found dead ) and it becomes uneasy as we wonder
if Ethan will take his niece back home or kill her because she's on of
"them" whenever he finds her. Great character study gives the world John
Wayne's best screen performance, and another top notch film from Ford. The
film does at times look like an epic which only enhances its brilliance.
Beautifully photographed at Monument Valley ( as is about nearly every Ford
western ) and filled with tension, dark humor, and great determination.
Rating 10 out 10..
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Mr Holland's Opus. Probably one of the finest films Richard Dreyfus has ever acted in. Glenn Holland, a frustrated composer, is dragged kicking and screaming into a teaching job to supplement his composing. Yet, what he discovers is that not only are his students' lives influenced by his decision but, more importantly, his own. There have been numerous 'coming of age' films - this is a 'coming of ages' film. The musical score (Michael Kamen) is brilliant, but the orchestral finale will have you crying like a baby. .
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2nd best john wayne flick.
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good good film loved it.
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This movie was good if you want to see an old style Indian film..
the Searchers is the best movie of all time. .
need my wayne fix..
a realistic view of that era's conflict between the settlers and the indians.
The movie is as good if not better that I had remembered. One of the all time great ones, great actors and great story and no bad language etc..
Dark Reflections on the Golden West
After serving in the US Civil War, Confederate soldier John Wayne (as
Ethan Edwards) arrives at the Texas home of his only living relatives.
Unfortunately for the family of his brother, Mr. Wayne brings
monumental trouble. He mysteriously produces newly-minted coins and
clashes with adopted nephew Jeffrey Hunter (as Martin "Marty" Pawley).
Wayne considers the handsome youth a "half-breed" due to Mr. Hunter
being one-eighth Cherokee. Still, he takes Hunter out to investigate a
Comanche rustling incident. This turns out to be a wild goose chase...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Native American Indians slaughter,
scalp, and likely rape the absent men's family. Apparently, only the
ten-year "Debbie" survives, to be raised as a Comanche squaw...
A good impression is made by chief Henry Brandon (as Scar) and Antonio
Moreno (a star from the 1920s) has his final featured role.
Wayne, with Hunter close at hand, spends the rest of the film seeking
revenge, and Wayne wants the return of his little niece before her
virtue is compromised. Watching "The Searchers" look for the Comanche
Indians is an ordinary, but well-photographed, story - but watching
John Ford and John Wayne search for the American West through their
racist hero's eyes is something else entirely. The comic "touches" are
a little too much to take - possibly, "blanket head" Hunter and Vera
Miles are supposed to be young teenagers. But, when you look at the
film as Americana, and in context with Ford's work, you have something
exemplary. Ford and Wayne don't find "Debbie" or Mr. Brandon's "Scar"
as much as they find a lens, and we see their reflections.
******** The Searchers (3/13/56) John Ford ~ John Wayne, Jeffrey
Hunter, Vera Miles, Henry Brandon.