In 1956, the Searchers were released in theatres. It was a period when the western genre was at its peak. John Ford had recently won the Palme d’Or for The Searchers. With a voice of James Ringgold, it’s a slow-paced western that has been considered a cult classic ever since. In this guide, we have included a compilation of questions to ask when re-watching this masterpiece of cinema history.
- 1 All About Of The Searchers (1956) FAQ
- 1.1 What Are the Greatest Westerns, and Why?
- 1.2 What Would John Wayne Think of America Today?
- 1.3 Is Clint Eastwood the Greatest Western Movie Actor Ever?
- 1.4 What Are Some Movies That Predominantly Take Place in Texas?
- 1.5 What Underrated and Obscure Westerns Do You Recommend?
- 1.6 What Are Your Thoughts About the Manning Case?
- 1.7 Will Someone Please Explain “The Searchers” (1956)
- 1.8 What Happened to Martha in the Searchers?
- 1.9 What Does the Last Scene in the Searchers Mean?
All About Of The Searchers (1956) FAQ
What Are the Greatest Westerns, and Why?
What Would John Wayne Think of America Today?
John Wayne is one of the most famous and respected movie stars in American history.
He has made a huge impact on American culture and the country’s spirit. He is known for his many roles as an actor, but he also was involved in politics and even served as a United States Senator from California from 1959 to 1963.
In short, John Wayne had a great influence on America, especially on its political system. The movie star was very passionate about the ideals of conservatism and liberty that are evident in America today. He would be proud to see how these ideals have developed over time into what we know today as American values: Freedom, opportunity, responsibility, tolerance, democracy and equality.
Is Clint Eastwood the Greatest Western Movie Actor Ever?
I don’t think he is the greatest Western movie actor ever. He has starred in over 200 movies and some of them are very good, but I don’t consider him to be a great actor. However, he has an enormous fan following and that’s why I would say yes.
What Are Some Movies That Predominantly Take Place in Texas?
There are many movies that take place in Texas. The following is a list of some of the best ones:
The Lone Ranger (2013) The Alamo (2004) U-571 (2000)
Tracks (2015) Field of Dreams (1989) True Grit (2010) Dazed and Confused (1993)
Space Cowboys (2000) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith (all from 1977 to 1983), Rain Man (1988). Blade Runner 2049(2017).
What Underrated and Obscure Westerns Do You Recommend?
There are many Westerns that have been forgotten by the audience and I would suggest you watch them as well. Here are some of my favorite underrated Westerns:
The Searchers (1956) – John Ford is a master at directing great action sequences, and this movie contains several of his best. The family who has lost their way in the desert must also face off against an Apache warrior who still harbors anger for losing his family in the same place years ago.
High Noon (1952) – The title character is a marshal whose town is surrounded by outlaws during one day only. This classic western features excellent performances from Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, with her first big screen role, playing his wife and mother to two young children while he fights alone in front of her to protect her and their kids from the dangerous bandit gang.
Gunslinger (1956) – Richard Widmark stars as a former gunfighter hired to help stop a group of horse thieves who’ve kidnapped his old partner’s son. In addition to being beautifully shot by Jack Cardiff on location, it also has some amazing car chases which make it worth watching even if you don’t usually like westerns or action movies.
What Are Your Thoughts About the Manning Case?
In the Manning case, Bradley Manning was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. The evidence against him included the testimony of Private First Class David Coombs who claimed that he had downloaded several hundred thousand diplomatic cables and Iraq war logs on an encrypted drive.
The government also accused Manning of being a “malicious leaker” in its closing argument, saying he made these leaks because he wanted to hurt the United States by revealing its “wrongdoings.” The defense argued that it was actually Assange who leaked these documents so as to spark public debate about U.S. foreign policy. In the end, a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for his actions which were deemed a violation of the Espionage Act.
Manning’s sentence has been criticized as too harsh by many people and it has become a major topic of discussion among many activists, journalists and politicians alike with some even calling for his release from prison already!
Will Someone Please Explain “The Searchers” (1956)
The Searchers is a 1956 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond, Vera Miles and Harry Carey. The screenplay was written by Frank S. Nugent based on the novel “The Searchers” (1956) by Alan Le May.
The story takes place in Texas during the mid-1850s to early 1860s and follows two brothers who are searching for their long-lost sister. When they find her she has been taken as a captive by Comanches and left with one of their war parties to be adopted into another tribe or sold off as a slave. To rescue her they travel into Indian territory where they face an army of Comanche warriors led by Chief Scar Face (Bond).
A big part of this movie is about loyalty between family members which also shows how brothers can be so different from each other yet still love each other unconditionally even if it means risking their lives for each other. This movie teaches us that being loyal to our family is not only important but also vital because it’s what we have when we need someone the most!
What Happened to Martha in the Searchers?
The story of The Searchers is about a family that lost their daughter, Martha. She was kidnapped by the Comanche Indians and was eventually rescued by her father’s brother who believed that she had been taken by the white men. After being rescued, she becomes pregnant with a child from an Indian man. Her husband convinces his brother to leave her with him in order to give birth and raise the child.
After years of raising the child, they are visited by the uncle who claims that he has found Martha and wants them to take her back because she has become a good Christian woman since living with the Indians. However, it turns out that it is all a lie because after several days of searching for Martha on horseback, her uncle shoots himself in despair at what he had done wrong as he could not find his niece anywhere.
In conclusion, you can say that there were two stories happening simultaneously: one being about this girl named Martha and another one involving this couple trying to save their daughter from being abducted by these evil white men called Comanche Indians.
What Does the Last Scene in the Searchers Mean?
The last scene in The Searchers is a very important scene and it shows the end of the movie. It also shows that John Wayne has passed away.
This is one of my favorite scenes because it ends the movie on a high note, which makes me love this movie even more.
In this scene, John Wayne’s character Ethan Edwards dies after being shot by his own son, Tom (John Ford). He then gets buried under the sand with his horse as he looks at his son, who walks away from him. After watching this scene I believe that Ethan Edwards lived a full life despite what happened to him in Texas during his youth.
This is why I like this particular ending to The Searchers because he was able to get over all of his problems and live out the rest of his life peacefully in Oklahoma where he got married and had children while maintaining his values intact throughout all those years until he died peacefully at age 80 without regretting anything in life or not living up to anyone’s expectations or hopes for him as an adult.
This gives me hope that no matter how bad things may seem now there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel when you are willing to work hard for your dreams and aspirations through perseverance and faithfulness in God regardless of any obstacles put before you so don’t give up!
Don’t you want to watch The Searchers (1956)? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. Without holding any spoilers, let’s take a look at some of the things discussed in the movie.