The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962, NR, 123 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef, John Carradine.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 29, 1999

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Arguably,the best John Ford film ever, certainly one the very best, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is an American classic. This is the movie that uses the now-famous line: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Ford addresses the complexity of heroism in a poetic manner.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford, James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef, John Carradine

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