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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962 Western

About

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Directed by

John Ford

Written by

James Warner Bellah (Screenplay)
Willis Goldbeck (Screenplay)
Dorothy M. Johnson (Story)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

John Wayne
as Tom Doniphon
James Stewart
as Ransom Stoddard
Vera Miles
as Hallie Stoddard
Lee Marvin
as Liberty Valance
Edmond O'Brien
as Dutton Peabody
Ken Murray
as Doc Willoughby
John Carradine
as Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
Jeanette Nolan
as Nora Ericson

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Edith Head

Lists

#99 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

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