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The Searchers Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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This mid-1950s John Wayne western deals with a hard-boiled Civil War veteran pursuing Comanche Indians who have murdered his brother's family and kidnapped his 9-yr-old niece. The plot deals with revenge, persistence and determination over several years of trying to locate and recover her (a young adult Natalie Wood.) There are terrific landscapes of Monument Valley, which is supposed to be Comanche terriory of Texas. Laconic John Wayne is a Clint Eastwood predecessor.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Harvey Lutske




This excellent movie is about a search for a missing girl in Arizona, the wild west.
The review of this Movie prepared by Movie Guy




The long hard search of John Wayne for his cousin who was kidnapped by Indians.
The review of this Movie prepared by bartman



Script Analysis of The Searchers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians    -   rescue

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant    -   Super muscles! (man)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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