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About the Movie
Ranking with Stagecoach as one of the greatest of its genre, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the modern-day western to beat all westerns. John Ford, whose very name is synonymous with "westerns," directed the ideal cast. Jimmy Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid the fair village of Shinbone of its number one nuisance and bad man: Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). And as if all that weren't enough, the biggest star that ever aimed a six-shooter plays the Man of the title: John Wayne. Super sincere Stewart and rugged rancher Wayne also share the same love interest (Vera Miles). One gets the gunman, but the other gets the gal.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 42
- Fresh: 39
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There's much to say about it; the simplest is that it's both the most romantic of Westerns and the greatest American political movie.
Fresh: There is a purity to the John Ford style. His composition is classical. He arranges his characters within the frame to reflect power dynamics -- or sometimes to suggest a balance is changing.
Fresh: Along with The Searchers, it represents John Ford at his most accomplished. And it is one of the best Westerns Hollywood has ever produced.
Fresh: A great film, rich in thought and feeling, composed in rhythms that vary from the elegiac to the spontaneous.
Classic John Ford & Classic John Wayne
Best in category - "Vintage Classic Western". Vera Miles also stars in this tale of unrequited love and heroism. Jimmy Sterwart also stars, along with Lee Marvin. There are so many colorful characters and a great plot, it is impossible not to be drawn into the story. The fan of Westerns will find this a must add to their collection.
John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart at their best
This is just one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. This is the one where John Wayne calls Jimmy Stewart pilgrim 23 times ( I counted). If you are a John Wayne fan this ranks up there with The Searchers, Fort Apache, True Grit, The Shootist and Stagecoach as The Duke's finest work. Lee Marvin and Vera Miles both turned in great performances as well. See this one, you won't be sorry.
This movie is great and it's also worth watching for the history lesson in the classroom scene.
- Genre: Western
- Released: 1962
- © 1962 by Paramount Pictures Corporation and John Ford Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.