‘The Searchers’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour (May 30 1956)

Video: 'The Searchers' trailer

(Wednesday, May 30, 1956, doors opened at 9:30 a.m. EDT)The Searchers, a Western film about a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece, opened today at the Criterion in New York City.

Directed by John Ford, the film starred John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond and Natalie Wood.

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