Western movie directed by John Ford, written by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck (based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson), and released in 1962. It starred John Wayne as Tom Doniphon, James Stewart as Ransom Stoddard, Lee Marvin as Liberty Valance, Vera Miles as Hallie Stoddard, Edmond O'Brien as Dutton Peabody, Andy Devine as Marshal Link Appleyard, Ken Murray as Doc Willoughby, and John Carradine as Major Cassius Starbuckle.

This film, though largely ignored when it was released, is now considered one of the enduring classics of the Western genre, not only because many of the giants of Western cinema were involved in its production, not only because of what it says about the nature of heroism, both in the Wild West and in today's society, but also for its unexpectedly complex characters and story. This movie is not about White Hats vs. Black Hats--it's about mythology, real life, and what happens when they conflict with each other...

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