The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Ransom Stoddard, Attorney at Law

Ransom (James Stewart) wants to follow the law, but Tom (John Wayne) urges him to pack a gun and settle things himself.

Directed by John Ford.

Released in 1962 by Paramount.

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  • primary-genre: Classics
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  • secondary-genre: Classic Country & Western
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  • mood: Emotional
  • prop: Pistol
  • setting: Kitchen
  • theme: Values
  • theme: Duty
  • theme: Judgment
  • theme: Priorities
  • theme: Character
  • theme: Honor
  • theme: Peace
  • theme: Leadership
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  • actor: John Wayne
  • actor: James Stewart
  • director: John Ford
  • producer: Willis Goldbeck
  • cinematographer: William H. Clothier
  • composer: Cyril J. Mockridge
  • editor: Otho Lovering
  • costume-designer: Edith Head
  • costume-designer: Ron Talsky
  • role-name: Tom Doniphon
  • role-name: Ransom Stoddard
  • screenwriter: Dorothy M. Johnson
  • screenwriter: Willis Goldbeck
  • screenwriter: James Warner Bellah
  • year: 1962
  • studio: Paramount