Natalie Wood plays a character named Debbie Edwards in the movie titled "The Searchers". This film was a commercial success and came to be considered a masterpiece and one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.

This film was directed by John Ford and produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney's C. V. Whitney Pictures. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., commonly referred to as Warner Bros. and abbreviated as WB. The screenplay was written by Frank Nugent; it was based on the 1954 novel 'The Searchers' by Alan Le May, set during the Texas–Indian wars. Some stars besides Wayne, Wood, and Hunter include Vera Miles as Laurie Jorgensen, Ward Bond as Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnson Clayton, John Qualen as Lars Jorgensen, Ken Curtis as Charlie McCorry, Olive Carey as Mrs. Jorgensen, Hank Worden as Mose Harper, Henry Brandon as Chief Cicatriz (Scar), Harry Carey Jr. as Brad Jorgensen, Antonio Moreno as Emilio Gabriel Fernández y Figueroa, and Walter Coy as Aaron Edwards.

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