The Man who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceStarringJames Stewart, John Wayne, Vera MilesLee Marvin

Written byJames Warner Bellah, Willis GoldbeckDorothy M. Johnson (story by)

Directed byJohn Ford

Year: 1962

Plot: A small town is terrorized by a gang of Liberty Valance, and it takes a naive, violence-abhorring newcomer to shoot him dead.

Pros: We love when Lee Marvin is bad. Bad and drunk.

Cons: James Stewart playing a man half his age, and taking an angle of exasperated youthful sincerity.

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