We've watched this masterpiece many times. As for your comparison to The Searchers or Red River, I cannot vote, they're all masterpieces, aren't they. The theme tune which played the Bunch leaving the Mexican town, the townfolk honouring them with flowers, food parcels, waves and salutes, has stood the test of time, it even became a Rock song "She Wears My Ring", can't ask more than that. It was truly emotional. What a cast.
Thankyou for your wonderful review.