The Searchers

The Searchers

Mose (Hank Worden) was in Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. “Smokin’ up a new batch Mason?”
Lorrie’s father (Mr. Jorgensen – John Qualen) was in Casablanca. He’s in the resistance and contacts Victor Laszlo in Cafe American. “My name is Berger”.

WTF is up with John Wayne? His character flips 180 degrees at the end of the movie. So does Natalie Wood’s character! I mean sure you can try and explain it with character choices, but it’s still very awkward at first blush. According to the commentary, the book has a much darker ending which they couldn’t use in the movie….but it makes things somewhat awkward…..

But it’s still really funny, ya chunkhead.

Is The Missing (2003) an updated version of this story? It’s based on a book after all…

How odd! Both movies seem similar at first glance and they’re both based on books, but they’re different books….sigh guess I’ll just have to do a whole lot of reading….Thomas Eidson wrote a book called The Last Ride that was turned into The Missing and Alan Le May wrote The Searchers novel that was adapted into the movie.

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