Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The

Lists: Westerns, HPR Selects, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 116 (Rank from 1962: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 83.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Tom Barnes100
David Baruffi97
Josh of Classicblanca94
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, and Vera Miles at their best.
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Bryan Lienesch70 - Within about, oh, say, half an hour, it's incredibly clear where almost the enitre film is going.

People Involved

  • John Wayne (Tom Doniphon)
  • James Stewart (Ransom Stoddard)
  • Vera Miles (Hallie Stoddard)
  • Lee Marvin (Liberty Valance)
  • Edmond OBrien (Dutton Peabody)
  • Andy Devine (Marshal Link Appleyard)
  • Ken Murray (Doc Willoughby)
  • John Carradine (Maj. Cassius Starbuckle)
  • Jeanette Nolan (Nora Ericson)
  • John Qualen (Peter Ericson)
  • Willis Bouchey (Jason Tully - Conductor)
  • Carleton Young (Maxwell Scott)
  • Woody Strode (Pompey)
  • Denver Pyle (Amos Carruthers)
  • Strother Martin (Floyd)
  • John Ford (Director)
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