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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford and Willis Goldbeck.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

By Beatrice on Sep 16, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceDirected by John Ford Written by James Warner Beliah and Willis Goldbeck from a story by Dorothy M. Johnson 1962/USA Paramount Pictures/John Ford Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die John Ford delivers another cla... Read full article


Classic Movie Quotes: 'Print the Legend' from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 8, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the story behind the "print the legend" quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). This article is part of The Second Annual Classic Quotes Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame. The quote "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend" from director John Ford... Read full article


THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE ( 1962 )

By Theresa Brown on Oct 2, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

?Sir, I don?t want to intrude. But a United States Senator is news. I?m the editor of a newspaper with a state~wide circulation. I?ve got a responsibility to know why you came all the way down here to bury a man. You can?t just say ?his name was Tom Doniphon,? and leave it at that. Who was Tom Donip... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 26, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). This year's b... Read full article


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart

By Greg Orypeck on Feb 26, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here.??Out here a man settles his own problems.??Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) to Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?is a milestone film in a number of ways.??Although receiving poor reviews and a disappointi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Tom Doniphon: [Valance has tripped Rance in the diner, causing him to spill a tray of food] That's *my* steak, Valance.
Liberty Valance: [laughing] You heard him, Dude. Pick it up.
Ransom Stoddard: No!
Tom Doniphon: Pilgrim, hold it. I said you, Valance; *you* pick it up.
Liberty Valance: Three against one, Doniphon.
Tom Doniphon: My boy, Pompey; kitchen door.
[Valance looks and sees Pompey at the door holding a rifle]
Floyd: I'll get it, Liberty!
[Doniphon kicks Floyd in the face as he bends down to retrieve the tray]


Nora Ericson: Poppa - go put your pants on!


[first lines]
Ransom Stoddard: [descending from railway carriage and consulting pocket watch] Thanks, Jason. On time.


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Facts about

At the time of release, this was dismissed as a lesser work from a once-great director and was stuck on the bottom half of double-bills.
At the beginning of the movie, in the scene in which Vera Miles comes near John Wayne's burned house, the music from John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln is played.
In promotional posters for the film, James Stewart appears to be billed first; however, in the film itself, John Wayne's screen card appears first, followed by Stewart's.
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