The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance poster
When Senator Ransom Stoddard returns home to Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon, he recounts to a local newspaper editor the story behind it all. He had come to town many years before, a lawyer by profession. The stage was robbed on its way in by the local ruffian, Liberty Valance, and Stoddard has nothing to his name left save a few law books. He gets a job in the kitchen at the Ericson's restaurant and there meets his future wife, Hallie. The territory is vying for Statehood and Stoddard is selected as a representative over Valance, who continues terrorizing the town. When he destroys the local newspaper office and attacks the editor, Stoddard calls him out, though the conclusion is not quite as straightforward as legend would have it.

Director: John Ford
Writer: James Warner Bellah (screenplay), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay), Dorothy M. Johnson (based on the story by)
Production: Paramount Home Video
Genre: drama, western
Year: 1962
MetaScore: 94/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 22 Apr 1962
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.


Watch Full Movie on Amazon

Movie Video Clips

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

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
Doc Willoughby - Ken Murray
Maj. Cassius Starbuckle - John Carradine
Nora Ericson - Jeanette Nolan
Peter Ericson - John Qualen
Jason Tully - Conductor - Willis Bouchey
Maxwell Scott - Carleton Young
Pompey - Woody Strode
Amos Carruthers - Denver Pyle
Handy Strong - Robert F. Simon
Herbert Carruthers - O.Z. Whitehead
Mayor Winder - Paul Birch
Charlie Hasbrouck - Reporter for 'The Star' - Joseph Hoover
Townsman - Charles Akins
Henchman - Mario Arteaga
Townswoman - Gertrude Astor
Gambler - Frank Baker
Townsman - John Barton
Townsman - Oscar Blank
Musician - Danny Borzage
Townsman - Rudy Bowman
Townsman - Chet Brandenburg
Townsman - Jerry Brown
Townsman - Loren Brown
Townsman - George Bruggeman
Statehood Audience Member - Dick Cherney
Townsman - Michael Cirillo
Townsman - Bud Cokes
Townswoman - Jane Crowley
Townsman - Russell Custer
Townsman - Jaye Durkus
Bar X Man - Larry Finley
Kaintuck - Shug Fisher
Townsman - Duke Fishman
Townsman - Bob Folkerson
Townsman - Fritz Ford
Cantina Bartender - Ben Frommer
Townswoman - Helen Gibson
Townsman - Duke Green
Townsman - Herman Hack
Statehood Audience Member - Chuck Hamilton
Statehood Audience Member - Sam Harris
Henchman - Chuck Hayward
Buck Langhorn - Tom Hennesy
Gambler - William Henry
Statehood Audience Member - Lars Hensen
Clute Dumfries - Earle Hodgins
Statehood Audience Member - Tex Holden
Statehood Audience Member - Stuart Holmes
Statehood Audience Member - Jimmie Horan
Drummer - Eddie Juaregui
Townsman - Jack Kenny
Party Member at Convention - Ethan Laidlaw
Townsman - Richard LaMarr
Mrs. Prescott - Widow in Stage Holdup - Anna Lee
Statehood Council Member - Carl M. Leviness
Townsman - Jack Lilley
Lietta Appleyard - Jacqueline Malouf
Highpockets - Ted Mapes
Statehood Council Member - Rod McGaughy
Statesman - Charles McQuary
Statehood Council Member - King Mojave
Cowboy on Pinto Pony - Montie Montana
Roughrider - Bob Morgan
Drummer - Charles Morton
Townswoman - Eva Novak
Townsman - Ron Nyman
Jack - Bartender - Jack Pennick
Statehood Audience Member - Jack Perrin
Townswoman - Dorothy Phillips
Statehood Audience Member - 'Snub' Pollard
Townsman - John Quijada
Townsman - John Rice
Henchman - Chuck Roberson
Statehood Audience Member - Robert Robinson
Townsman - Buddy Roosevelt
Bartender - Phil Schumacher
Statehood Audience Member - Scott Seaton
Election Council President - Charles Seel
Townsman - Sammy Shack
Barfly - Tom Smith
Statehood Audience Member - Charles Soldani
Barfly - Cap Somers
Statehood Audience Member - Rudy Sooter
Cowboy - Slim Talbot
Townsman - Jack Tornek
Townsman - George Tracy
Townsman - Sid Troy
Townswoman - Eleanore Vogel
Townsman - Ralph Volkie
Townsman - Max Wagner
Henchman - Jack Williams