The Searchers

The Searchers (1956)

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Half-Indian Martin Pawley's family was massacred in a Comanche raid, and his kid sister Debbie kidnapped. Martin and his Uncle Ethan, a Civil War veteran, have been searching for Debbie for five years. More than anything, Ethan hates Indians, and Martin gradually realizes that Ethan's hate is also directed towards him. He questions Ethan's motives in wanting to find Debbie. Does he want to rescue her or kill her?

Visible crew/equipment: The scene where Martin and Ethan watch the Cavalry ride in through the river, a car or truck is seen driving up a road to the right and comes to a stop.

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Ethan: We did all right.
Martin: We? Why you just staked me out there like a piece of bait. You built up the fire. You fixed it so I could get my brains blowed out! What if you'd missed?
Ethan: It never occurred to me.

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Question: Is the buckskin horse Martin is riding when they go on the search for the girls the same horse that he rode to death in the scene before?

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