Talk about one of the BEST Western Movies starring James Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin. Baby. This is one of the BEST WESTERN CLASSICS that came out of the Black and White Movie Period along with Movies like HIGH NOON. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is one of the finest. And this is the 1st Movie with tow Movie Industry Giants-John Wayne and James Stewart. And Lee Marvin plays a rough and tough For Hire Gunman who terrorized Shinbone. Shinbone? Yes. That’s the name of the town.
But if you love Old West Westerns, this is one of the Greatest of all Times. And directed by Hollywood Great,-John Ford. So. Pop some Popcorn and do enjoy.
Questions arise when Senator Stoddard (James Stewart) attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Donavon (John Wayne) in a small Western town. Flashing back, we learn Donavon saved Stoddard, then a lawyer, when he was roughed up by a crew of outlaws terrorizing the town, led by Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). As the territory’s safety hung in the balance, Donavon and Stoddard, two of the only people standing up to him, proved to be very important, but different, foes to Valance.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (/ˈvæləns/) is a 1962 American dramatic western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and James Stewart. The screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck was adapted from a 1953 short story written by Dorothy M. Johnson.
|The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance|
|Theatrical release poster|
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Produced by||Willis Goldbeck|
|Screenplay by||James Warner Bellah|
|Based on||A 1953 short story|
by Dorothy M. Johnson
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Cinematography||William H. Clothier|
|Edited by||Otho Lovering|
|Color process||Black and white|
|John Ford Productions|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date||April 22, 1962 (USA)|
|Running time||123 minutes|
|Box office||$8 million|