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Revisiting THE SEARCHERS (1956)

By John H. Foote (****) Arguably the greatest western ever made, the finest film of John Ford’s great career, and containing John Wayne’s ferocious, finest performance, The Searchers (1956) is an American classic, among the finest films to emerge from the fifties. Though admired and respected at the time, its lacerating, staggering power was not…