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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

  MOVIE HOUSE MEMORIES EPISODE #4
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Paramount Pictures released The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on April 22, 1962; grossing $8M worldwide. John Ford directed the western which starred James Stewart, John Wayne, and Vera Miles.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Movie Summary

Senator Ransom Stoddard pays a mysterious visit to his hometown, Shinbone. This is news, and Ransom is hounded by the press from the moment he arrives. It seems the Senator is there to pay his respects to a dead man by the name of Tom Doniphon. The newspapermen don’t know of any Tom Doniphon, and they demand the scoop. And this is the scoop.

Back in the day, Tom’s hot for Hallie. She’s one of those country girls, quick to anger, not too bright, and doesn’t quite realize how hot she is. Tom’s a real man. He owns a ranch and spends his time wearing chaps, and chasing cattle, wearing a gun, and bossing around a black man named Pompey. Tom is also the most respected man in that town, a kind of de facto sheriff who keeps the bad guys at bay. Hallie doesn’t quite seem to get that Tom digs her, even when he gives her a close second-place in a beauty contest between her and a cactus. Little does Hallie know that Tom is building an addition to his ranch home in which he plans to rustle country babies with her.

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  • Mike

    Best episode yet. Reviewing films from my childhood. Love the John Wayne films.