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The man who shot Liberty Valance
Goldbeck, Willis.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Ransom Stoddard is a successful, but aging U.S. senator, who along with his wife, Hallie, returns to a small western town. They are there to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphon. A young local reporter presses Stoddard for an interview about why he has come to Doniphon's funeral and Doniphon begins to tell a story. Years ago he came to town as young newly-graduated attorney. He was bullied by Liberty Valance, a local tough outlaw, a gunman employed by the local cattle cartel directed to keep the town in line. Doniphon comes to Stoddard's aid when threatened by Valance. Valence challenges Stoddard to a gun fight. Amazingly, even wounded, Stoddard rises triumphant. Stoddard is elected to office in order to clear out the outlaws. The truth about what happened that night is kept a secret until now. The reporter rips up his notes claiming that the myth of the West is more important than the truth.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.

Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, along with his archival recordings with John Ford and James Stewart; selected scene commentary with intro by Dan Ford, along with his archival recordings with John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin. Disc 2: "The size of legends, the soul of myths:" 7-part featurette; theatrical trailer; lobby cards gallery; production gallery; John Ford gallery; publicity gallery.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
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