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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Cast

John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin View All


Crew

John Ford (Director), James Warner Bellah (Screenplay), Willis Goldbeck (Screenplay), Dorothy M. Johnson (Story) View All

Release: Apr. 22nd, 1962
Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
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mark f
To be honest, I find the beginning of the film which sets up the flashback, to be a weak start which the film has to overcome, but it successfully does so, and the actual ending of the film, after the flashback ends and everyone, except for perhaps one significant character, knows the truth of the story to be quite moving.
Iroquois
it is actually Wayne's character that shoots Liberty Valance, not Stewart's character.
SmudgeEFC1985
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962.
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