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Western Film Series: The Searchers (1956)

Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin TX

Nov 21 2015
Western Film Series: The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s classic Western follows John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a former Confederate soldier and a man of troubling morals after the Civil War, as he attempts to retrieve his niece, played by Natalie Wood, who has been abducted by Comanche Indians. Shot in brilliant Technicolor, this film is a complex adventure story that captures the savage beauty of its Monument Valley setting. It is widely considered Ford’s masterpiece, best enjoyed on our big screen adjacent to the Frank Reaugh

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Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

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Doors open at 2:30pm and the film run time is 119 minutes.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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300 West 21st Street, Austin, TX 78712

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