A Tribute to Jeffrey Hunter
Quote from Jeff:
"I was told I had arrived when, during the filming of The
Searchers, they gave me almost as much ammunition as they gave John Wayne."
Jeff's friend Robert Wagner also sought the role of Martin Pawley, without
THE SEARCHERS .... 1956
(Martin Pawley) Jeff has his best role of
the decade in John Ford's classic western. With a
Confederate veteran (John Wayne), he embarks on a five-year search for Wayne's niece
(Natalie Wood), who had been abducted by Comanche Indians. Also starring Vera Miles, Ward Bond,
Harry Carey Jr., and Patrick Wayne, John Wayne's son.
Photo added on February 8, 2013:
|From left: with Vera Miles; director John Ford
shows Jeff how to kiss!;|
with John Wayne, John Ford, unknown actor, and
actress Dolores del Rio,
who was not in the film.