This post is prompted by a discussion under the John Ford / John Wayne thread. Everybody should take a look at THE UNFORGIVEN (1960), directed by John Huston, released on DVD by MGM. Like THE SEARCHERS, it's written by Alan LeMay, and like most of his books, takes place in central Texas and accurately conveys how settlers thought, spoke and behaved in the mid-1800s. Faithful to the book. It reverse the situation from THE SEARCHERS; it's about an indian girl raised by whites whose indian family wants her back, or else. The other settlers want her returned to the tribe to prevent an attack, even though she can't survive among them because she's been raised white. Internally she feels the indian heritage stirring. I've never seen an intelligent discussion about this vastly under-rated western. Perhaps because of a deadening incongrous Neopolitan music score that's actually worse than the score in MAJOR DUNDEE. What was Dimitri Tiomkin thinking of?