The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Print the Legend

Maxwell (Carleton Young) rips up Ransom’s (James Stewart) story and throws it in the furnace before delivering a potent message about The West.

Directed by John Ford.

Released in 1962 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Journalist
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • action: Rip
  • action: Burn
  • editors-choice: Iconic Lines
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Music and Musicals
  • secondary-genre: Classic Country & Western
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Action & Adventure
  • mood: Understated
  • prop: Note
  • setting: Newsroom
  • actor: James Stewart
  • actor: Carleton Young
  • 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: Ransom Stoddard
  • role-name: Maxwell Scott
  • screenwriter: Dorothy M. Johnson
  • screenwriter: Willis Goldbeck
  • screenwriter: James Warner Bellah
  • year: 1962
  • studio: Paramount