Friday, September 10, 2010

The Searchers (1956): review- 7/10

Settlers, led by John Wayne, seek to rescue two girls from the dreaded Comanche.

The film focusses largely, and uncomfortably, on racial attitudes towards American Indians, largely through the relationship between Wayne, who has little charm, and his nephew, who is part Comanche.

Indeed, there is an unappealing smugness throughout- this especially apparant in the domestic scenes.

However, the film is well paced and shot.

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