#2. “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962)

April 21, 2017 GMT

Smart Rating: 94.73Genre: WesternStarring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera MilesQuestions arise when Sen. Stoddard (James Stewart) attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) in a small Western town. Flashing back, we learn Doniphon saved Stoddard, then a lawyer, when he was roughed up by a crew of outlaws terrorizing the town, led by Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). As the territory’s safety hung in the balance, Doniphon and Stoddard, two of the only people standing up to him, proved to be very important, but different, foes to Valance.