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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (22-Apr-1962)

Director: John Ford

Writers: James Warner Bellah; Willis Goldbeck

From short story: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Dorothy M. Johnson

Music Scored by: Cyril Mockridge

Producer: Willis Goldbeck

Keywords: Western

Ransom Stoddard, senior U.S. Senator, travels by train to the tiny western town of Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon, a man whom the press has never heard of. The Senator's political career has been built on his killing of the villainous Liberty Valance. We flashback to Ranse's arrival in the town as a fresh-faced attorney as he tells the true story surrounding Valance's death. Edith Head received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design. Entered 2007 into the National Film Registry.

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John Carradine
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Andy Devine
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Strother Martin
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Lee Marvin
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Vera Miles
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Jeanette Nolan
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Edmond O'Brien
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Denver Pyle
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John Qualen
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Jimmy Stewart
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Woody Strode
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Lee Van Cleef
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John Wayne
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Carleton Young
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John Wayne   ...   Tom Doniphon
Jimmy Stewart   ...   Ransom Stoddard
Vera Miles   ...   Hallie Stoddard
Lee Marvin   ...   Liberty Valance
Edmond O'Brien   ...   Dutton Peabody
Andy Devine   ...   Link Appleyard
Ken Murray   ...   Doc Willoughby
John Carradine   ...   Starbuckle
Jeanette Nolan   ...   Nora Ericson
John Qualen   ...   Peter Ericson
Willis Bouchey   ...   Jason Tully
Carleton Young   ...   Maxwell Scott
Woody Strode   ...   Pompey
Denver Pyle   ...   Amos Carruthers
Strother Martin   ...   Floyd
Lee Van Cleef   ...   Reese
Robert F. Simon   ...   Handy Strong
O. Z. Whitehead   ...   Carruthers
Paul Birch   ...   Mayor Winder
Joseph Hoover   ...   Hasbrouck


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