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John Wayne and The Searchers masterpiece

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2024
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I sat down for my first-ever viewing of The Searchers, the 1956 John Ford classic starring John Wayne and a very young Natalie Wood. Unbeknownst to me at the time was that the viewing would coincide exactly with Wayne’s birthday. He would have turned 117. The movie is as good as everyone says and more. It stands apart because it does something special, something unique to the period in which it was produced: It bridges the new with the old. The Searchers is a masterful blend of silent-era storytelling techniques...

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