The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Movie Review 1962

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Tough cowboy Wayne and idealistic lawyer Stewart join forces against dreaded gunfighter Liberty Valance, played leatherly by Marvin. While Stewart rides to Senatorial success on his reputation as the man who shot the villain, he suffers moral crises about the act, but is toughened up by Wayne. Wayne's use of the word "pilgrim" became a standard for his impersonators. Strong character acting, great Western scenes, and value judgments to ponder over make this last of Ford's black-and-white westerns among his best.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

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Westerns, Ethics & Morals, Director/Star Teams: Ford & Wayne, Politics, Gunslingers, Law & Lawyers
James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck
James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Woody Strode, Ken Murray, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef, John Carradine, Carleton Young, Willis Bouchey, Denver Pyle, Robert F. Simon, O.Z. Whitehead, Paul Birch, Joseph Hoover, Earle Hodgins, Jack Pennick
William Clothier
John Ford
Cyril Mockridge, Alfred Newman
John Ford, Willis Goldbeck, Paramount Pictures

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