John Ford http://tpr.org en The Texas History Behind John Ford's "The Searchers" http://tpr.org/post/texas-history-behind-john-fords-searchers <p></p><p>John Ford's 1956 film "The Searchers" is one of the finest of the great director's career. And with its overtones of racism, it's also one of his most complicated. In the movie, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) goes on a years-long quest to find his niece, Debbie, who has been abducted by Comanche Indians. As the search drags on, his hatred for the Comanche intensifies, and by the time he finds Debbie (Natalie Wood), fully integrated into the Comanche Nation, he doesn't know whether to save her or kill her.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:36:57 +0000 Nathan Cone 9385 at http://tpr.org The Texas History Behind John Ford's "The Searchers"