February 27, 2015
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 1962. A young lawyer in the old west tries to champion law and order.
Directed by John Ford. Written by James Warner Bellah, & Willis Goldbeck, based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson. Starring John Wayne, & James Stewart, with Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, & Woody Strode.
Special effects/design: B
Enjoyment: The framing device is unnecessary and pretty dull, and the political convention scene is interminable. But when the movie's a Western, it's great. B
[update of a previous post - original is here]
Posted by Daniel at 11:19 AM