Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance—one of the better John Wayne films—shows how good casting (James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O’Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Woody Strode, and Denver Pyle) can make or break a movie. This terrific team created a movie that is not only worth watching the first time but easily earns a second watch at a later time. Excellent work by Director John Ford as he brought a story worth viewing to the screen.


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Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Ford for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Willis Beck and John Ford for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tom Doniphon (John Wayne), Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart), Hallie Stoddard (Vera Miles), Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin), Dutton Peabody (Edmond O’Brien), Link Appleyard (Andy Devine), and Doc Willoughby (Ken Murray).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Good entertainment. Wonderful story with a terrific conclusion that makes it a ‘walk away satisfied’ film.

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