History Film / TheSearchers

6th Jan '17 10:18:37 AM NoxSky12599
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* AutomatonHorses: Averted. One character rides off in spite of Wayne's assertion that the horses need rest and grain. The next time we see him, he's wandering horseless in the desert carrying his saddle.
8th Nov '16 5:35:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ethan Edwards is a piece of work but he's a Badass, as is Scar and Martin Pawley as well.
8th Nov '16 4:55:44 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** With a little MemeticMutation: it directly inspired Buddy Holly's song of the same name, for example. This also happens to be the first song [[Music/JohnLennon John]], [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul]], and [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] of [[Music/TheBeatles some British rock band]] you might have heard of ever recorded.

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** With a little MemeticMutation: it directly inspired Buddy Holly's Music/BuddyHolly's song of the same name, for example. This also happens to be one of the first song [[Music/JohnLennon John]], [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul]], and [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]] of [[Music/TheBeatles some British rock band]] you might have heard of only two songs that the Quarrymen, who eventually became Music/TheBeatles, ever recorded.recorded -- Music/PaulMcCartney owns the acetate upon which those were recorded, which is the only original copy that was ever produced.
22nd Oct '16 11:30:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Brownface}}: Scar was played by Henry Brandon, a blue-eyed German. The Comanche extras are played by actual Navajo from Monument Valley, Utah (and they speak Navajo instead of Comanche, much to [[TheyJustDidntCare the confused amusement of Comanche moviegoers]]).

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* {{Brownface}}: Scar was played by Henry Brandon, a blue-eyed German. The Comanche extras are played by actual Navajo from Monument Valley, Utah (and they speak Navajo instead of Comanche, much to [[TheyJustDidntCare the confused amusement of Comanche moviegoers]]).moviegoers).



* CloudCuckoolander[=/=]TheFool: Mose Harper. Though it's hinted he might not be quite as out there as he [[ObfuscatingStupidity appears to be]].

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* CloudCuckoolander[=/=]TheFool: CloudCuckoolander: Mose Harper. Though it's hinted he might not be quite as out there as he [[ObfuscatingStupidity appears to be]].
5th Oct '16 2:51:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film was inspired by real events. In 1836 Comanches abducted one Cynthia Ann Parker. She was raised by them, became a member of the tribe and gave birth to a son. One day US soldiers attacked the tribe's encampment and "recaptured" her. However, she did not want to leave "her people", and regretted this and the loss of her son for the rest of her life. Fiction, however, has nothing on truth: Her son, Quanah Parker, became a Comanche leader and fought the army for many years. When he and his band finally surrendered, he went to live among whites and became a successful businessman.
5th Oct '16 2:50:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Hank Worden ("Old Mose Harper") was tied up finishing shooting on ''Film/TheIndianFighter'' and was unavailable for some shots in this movie. In scenes where the Rangers have ridden out together in Monument Valley, "Old Mose Harper" is played in group shots by another actor hanging back and hiding his face. Single shots of Worden as Harper in these scenes were shot later.
5th Oct '16 2:49:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: In the screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, the medal Ethan Edwards gives to Debbie is identified as "a gold medal or medallion" awarded by Emperor Maximilian of Mexico to mercenary soldiers who fought between 1865-67 for the Emperor Maximilian's French forces against Mexican revolutionaries. This medal implies Ethan served in the French Mexican Expedition during his three-year absence and also explains his fluency in Spanish. In reality, the medal being used is the Order of St. Sava, a decoration of the Kingdom of Serbia established in 1883 to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements. Creator/JohnFord was an admirer of Serbian people and heritage since his war days and probably came in possession of the medal through his friendship with Creator/PeterBogdanovich, who has Serbian roots.
20th Sep '16 7:45:04 PM JulianLapostat
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''The Searchers'' is a 1956 {{Western}} film directed by Creator/JohnFord, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]]. Along with ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', it's widely regarded as the greatest western ever made.

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''The Searchers'' is a 1956 {{Western}} film directed by Creator/JohnFord, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]]. Along with ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', it's It's widely regarded as one of the greatest western films ever made.
20th Sep '16 5:05:28 PM HBarnill
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''The Searchers'' is a 1956 {{Western}} film directed by Creator/JohnFord, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]]. It's widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever.

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''The Searchers'' is a 1956 {{Western}} film directed by Creator/JohnFord, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]]. It's Along with ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', it's widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever.
western ever made.
24th Jul '16 5:40:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: After an entire film of buildup, [[spoiler:Scar gets killed unceremoniously when he sneaks behind Martin Pawley, Pawley wasn't even aware that it was Scar when he shot him, and the film emphasizes the suddenness by refusing to linger on Scar's body. It's only when Ethan comes into the tent and sees the body that you realize it was Scar, and the quick cut implies that Ethan scalped his old foe]].


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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: After an entire film of buildup, [[spoiler:Scar gets killed unceremoniously when he sneaks behind Martin Pawley, Pawley wasn't even aware that it was Scar when he shot him, and the film emphasizes the suddenness by refusing to linger on Scar's body. It's only when Ethan comes into the tent and sees the body that you realize it was Scar, and the quick cut implies that Ethan scalped his old foe]].
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