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Man who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)  link to Man who Shot Liberty Valance, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1535

poster Man who Shot Liberty Valance, The

IMDb Rating:
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8.1/10 (63195 votes)

Country: USA, 123 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Western

Director(s): John Ford

Video Codec: Unknown

When Senator Ransom Stoddard returns home to Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon, he recounts to a local newspaper editor the story behind it all. He had come to town many years before, a lawyer by profession. The stage was robbed on its way in by the local ruffian, Liberty Valance, and Stoddard has nothing to his name left save a few law books. He gets a job in the kitchen at the Ericson's restaurant and there meets his future wife, Hallie. The territory is vying for Statehood and Stoddard is selected as a representative over Valance, who continues terrorizing the town. When he destroys the local newspaper office and attacks the editor, Stoddard calls him out, though the conclusion is not quite as straightforward as legend would have it.



photo John Wayne John Wayne Tom Doniphon
photo James Stewart James Stewart Ransom Stoddard
photo Vera Miles Vera Miles Hallie Stoddard
photo Lee Marvin Lee Marvin Liberty Valance
photo Edmond O'Brien Edmond O'Brien Dutton Peabody

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1