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* TroubledProduction: Monument Valley was still quite remote at the time, without electricity or paved roads, and filming took place over the hot summer of 1955, with temperatures frequent soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wasn't a very comfortable shoot. John Ford wasn't happy with some of the shots done in Monument Valley, so he redid them when the company went back to Hollywood to film interiors, particularly the climax with Ethan and Debbie, shot in Bronson Canyon.

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* TroubledProduction: Monument Valley was still quite remote at the time, without electricity or paved roads, and filming took place over the hot summer of 1955, with temperatures frequent frequently soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wasn't a very comfortable shoot. John Ford wasn't happy with some of the shots done in Monument Valley, so he redid them when the company went back to Hollywood to film interiors, particularly the climax with Ethan and Debbie, shot in Bronson Canyon.


* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: This was Creator/JohnWayne's favorite film of his career. He even named a son Ethan after his character.

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: This was Creator/JohnWayne's favorite film of his career.
* CreatorsFavorite: Creator/JohnWayne named Ethan Edwards as his favourite role of his whole
career. He even named a son Ethan after his character.him.



* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/JohnWayne as a rather dark anti-hero.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/JohnWayne as a rather dark anti-hero.AntiHero.


* FakeMixedRace: Jeffrey Hunter (born Henry [=McKinnies=], solidly Irish-American, as Martin, who's 1/8th Cherokee.

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* FakeMixedRace: Jeffrey Hunter (born Henry [=McKinnies=], [=McKinnies=]), solidly Irish-American, as Martin, who's 1/8th Cherokee.


* FakeMixedRace: Jeffrey Hunter, solidly Irish-American, as Martin, who's 1/8th Cherokee.

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* FakeMixedRace: Jeffrey Hunter, Hunter (born Henry [=McKinnies=], solidly Irish-American, as Martin, who's 1/8th Cherokee.

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* FakeMixedRace: Jeffrey Hunter, solidly Irish-American, as Martin, who's 1/8th Cherokee.


* PetTheDog: According to most accounts, Creator/JohnWayne was known for [[{{Jerkass}} a rather unpleasant deameanor]]. However, during the shoot, when a Navajo child got sick he had the pilot of his private plane fly the child out for medical treatment.

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* PetTheDog: According to most accounts, Creator/JohnWayne was known for [[{{Jerkass}} a rather unpleasant deameanor]]. However, during the shoot, when a Navajo child girl got sick he had the pilot of his private plane fly the child her out for medical treatment.


* TroubledProduction: Monument Valley was still quite remote at the time, without electricity or paved roads, and filming took place over the hot summer of 1955, with temperatures frequent soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wasn't a very comfortable shoot. John Ford wasn't happy with some of the shots done in Monument Valley, so he redid them when the company went back to Hollywood to film interiors, most notably the climax with Ethan and Debbie, shot in Bronson Canyon.

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* TroubledProduction: Monument Valley was still quite remote at the time, without electricity or paved roads, and filming took place over the hot summer of 1955, with temperatures frequent soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wasn't a very comfortable shoot. John Ford wasn't happy with some of the shots done in Monument Valley, so he redid them when the company went back to Hollywood to film interiors, most notably particularly the climax with Ethan and Debbie, shot in Bronson Canyon.

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* TroubledProduction: Monument Valley was still quite remote at the time, without electricity or paved roads, and filming took place over the hot summer of 1955, with temperatures frequent soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wasn't a very comfortable shoot. John Ford wasn't happy with some of the shots done in Monument Valley, so he redid them when the company went back to Hollywood to film interiors, most notably the climax with Ethan and Debbie, shot in Bronson Canyon.


** Also in the last scene, Wayne holding one arm with his other hand was a totally spontaneous gesture, done as a ShoutOut to early Hollywood cowboy star Harry Carey Sr., and done partly since Carey's widow Olive (playing Mrs. Jorgensen) was on the other side of the door watching him.

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** Also in the last scene, Wayne holding one arm with his other hand was a totally spontaneous gesture, done as a ShoutOut to replicating early Hollywood cowboy star Harry Carey Sr., Sr. and done partly since his signature pose. Wayne had idolized Carey as a teen, John Ford had been Carey's mentor, and Carey's widow Olive (playing Mrs. Jorgensen) was on the other side of the door watching him.him, so it was a natural ShoutOut to make.


** The film made spectacular use of Utah's Monument Valley. These scenes were supposed to be set in Texas. Yes, there are some scenic rock formations in West Texas, like Palo Duro Canyon, but nothing on ''that'' scale.

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** The film made spectacular use of Utah's Monument Valley. These scenes were supposed to be set in Valley, playing the role of Texas. Yes, there are some Semi-justifiable, since the scenic rock formations in West Texas, like around Palo Duro Canyon, Canyon in the Texas Panhandle were the stronghold of the Comanche, but still, there's nothing on ''that'' scale.in that area even remotely close to the Monument Valley landscape.



** [[Series/DavyCrockett Fess Parker]] was John Ford's first choice for Martin, but he was under contract to Disney and Creator/WaltDisney apparently didn't even tell Parker about the offer.

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** [[Series/DavyCrockett Fess Parker]] was John Ford's first choice for Martin, but he was under contract to Disney and Creator/WaltDisney apparently didn't even tell Parker about the offer. John Agar and Robert Wagner unsuccessfully lobbied for the part, which went to Wagner's close friend Jeffrey Hunter.


** Before he wrote the novel, Alan Le May had written a screenplay treatment called ''African Pitfall'' that was essentially ''The Searchers'' in Africa, with a European settler child held captive by the Ndebele people. After hearing about the Cynthia Ann Parker story, he took some elements of that story and moved them to Texas.

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** Before he wrote the novel, Alan Le May had written a screenplay treatment called ''African Pitfall'' that was essentially ''The Searchers'' in Africa, with a European settler child held captive by the Ndebele people. After hearing about the Cynthia Ann Parker story, he took some elements of that his earlier story and moved mixed them to Texas.
with her story.



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** [[Series/DavyCrockett Fess Parker]] was John Ford's first choice for Martin, but he was under contract to Disney and Creator/WaltDisney apparently didn't even tell Parker about the offer.
** Before he wrote the novel, Alan Le May had written a screenplay treatment called ''African Pitfall'' that was essentially ''The Searchers'' in Africa, with a European settler child held captive by the Ndebele people. After hearing about the Cynthia Ann Parker story, he took some elements of that story and moved them to Texas.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Alan Le May actually did the disowning before he'd even finalized selling the rights to the novel. He'd moved to Hollywood in 1940, and had a rollercoaster career as a screenwriter, included a frustrating stint with [[Creator/CecilBDemille Cecil B. Demille]]. Burned out with movies, Le May stipulated that he would never be asked to write the screenplay of the novel, and when he learned that another AuteurLicense holder, Creator/JohnFord, was going to make the film, Le May decided it was best to just stay out of the way.


* PetTheDog: According to most accounts, Creator/JohnWayne was known for [[{{Jerkass}} a rather unpleasant deameanor]]. However, when a Navajo child got sick he sent it over to the hospital.

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* PetTheDog: According to most accounts, Creator/JohnWayne was known for [[{{Jerkass}} a rather unpleasant deameanor]]. However, during the shoot, when a Navajo child got sick he sent it over to had the hospital.pilot of his private plane fly the child out for medical treatment.


* ActorInspiredElement: Goofing around during a break in the shoot, Ken Curtis did a routine where he told a story using an exaggerated version of the accent from rural eastern Colorado (where he grew up). Creator/JohnFord liked it and told him to use that accent for his portrayal of Charlie [=McCorry=].

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* ActorInspiredElement: Goofing around during a break in the shoot, Ken Curtis did a routine where he told a story using an exaggerated version of the accent from rural eastern Colorado (where he grew up).accent (Curtis was born and raised in that area). Creator/JohnFord liked it and told him to use that accent for his portrayal of Charlie [=McCorry=].

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