I love westerns but this one leaves me scratching my head.
Is there some significance or underlying theme to the 5 year search? Other than it's a vehicle to show that Debbie is changed - now loyal to her "people" after such a long period.
Ethan is driven by his hatred of the Indians, perhaps more so than family loyalty and justice. But what of Martin? What was his motivation given that he risked losing Laury?
Definitely a movie intended to have more depth than the other westerns of this era. I'm just not sure I follow why the two main characters were so committed to the search while others moved on with their lives.