The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

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Having returned home to Shinbone for the funeral of his old friend Tom Doniphon (John Wayne - The Comancheros), Senator Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart - Two Rode Together) recounts to the local newspaper editor who Doniphon was and why he has returned to pay his respects. Stoddard had originally ended up in Shinbone when the stagecoach he was on was robbed by local villain Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin - Bad Day at Black Rock) and having tried to stand up to him was nearly whipped to death. With no money and just a few of his law books he finds a home in the Ericson's cafe where he washes dishes to pay his way and where he meets Hallie (Vera Miles - Psycho) who falls for him. With times changing and the territory vying for Statehood Stoddard finds himself being chosen as the representative much to the annoyance of Valance whose presence in Shinbone continues to cause unrest. But when Valance attacks the editor of the local newspaper, Stoddard is forced to call him out leading to the legend of the man who shot Liberty Valance. ... Read Review