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'The Searchers': THR's 1956 Review

'The Searchers': THR's 1956 Review

On March 13, 1956, reviews for director John Ford's 110-minute Western epic, The Searchers, began arriving from industry press. The Hollywood Reporter's original take on Warner Bros.' John Wayne starrer, headlined "Searchers Great Picture," is below.

This C.V. Whitney production is undoubtedly one of the greatest Westerns ever made. For sheer scope, guts and beauty I can think of no picture of the Indian Wars of the Southwest to compare with it. In it John Wayne delivers a performance that tops his great performance in The High and the Mighty. Even in this age when ...

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