The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Facts and Figures
Run time: 123 mins
In Theaters: Sunday 22nd April 1962
Box Office Worldwide: $8M
Distributed by: Paramount Home Video
Production compaines: Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 38 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 8.1 / 10
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Movie Review
A classic John Ford film (and one of the last black and white westerns to be made), Wayne and Stewart make a great Odd Couple in the podunk town of Shinbone. Unfortunately, the middle of the film sags under the overly patriotic history lessons we are given when Stewart takes it upon himself to teach the locals how to read and write. The ensuing fight for statehood isn't much better, except when Valance comes a-knockin'.
It's a classic if you love westerns, it's a pretty good time if you don't -- as this is the movie where John Wayne became known for his "pilgrim" patter.