The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
- John Ford
- USA | 1962 | 119 mins
- John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin
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Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart), a senator legendary for killing the notorious outlaw Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) returns to his home town Shinbone for the funeral of an old friend, Tom Doniphon (John Wayne). While there, he winds up giving a newspaper interview about the events surrounding Valance’s death, and it turns out the legend isn’t quite what happened.
John Ford’s canonical westerns were always popular, but the first to unite two of the biggest Hollywood giants in Wayne and Stewart immediately became a huge hit. Now, approaching its 50th anniversary, the film itself is as legendary as its subject, and remains an iconic gem from the glory days of Hollywood’s obsession with the old West.