The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 Western, starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart

Directed by John Ford. Screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck. Adapted from a short story written by Dorothy M. Johnson.
James Stewart and John Wayne...Together for the First Time.

Maxwell Scott[edit]

  • This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact...print the legend.

Dutton Peabody[edit]

  • I'd be a poor newspaperman indeed if I didn't know what everybody else knows!
  • That’s taking democracy much too far.
  • A beer’s not drinking.
  • I’m your conscience. I’m the still, small voice that thunders in the night. I’m your watchdog that howls against the wolves. I’m your father confessor. What else am I? (Doniphon: Town drunk?)
  • The unsteady hand betrays.
  • Courage can be purchased at yon tavern.

Liberty Valance[edit]

  • You got a choice, Dishwasher. Either you get out of town, or tonight you be out on that street alone. You be there, and don't make us come and get you.

Tom Doniphon[edit]

  • Liberty Valance's the toughest man south of the Picketwire...next to me.
  • Whoa, take'er easy there, Pilgrim.
  • Pompey, go find Doc Willoughby. If he's sober, bring him back.
  • It ain’t mannerly, out West, let a fella drink by himself.
  • Well, Pompey, looks like we got ourselves a ladies man!

Link Appleyard[edit]

  • The jail's only got one cell, and the lock's broke and I sleep in it.


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