At the opening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance the West has already been tamed. US Senator Ransom Stoddard and his wife return to the little desert town to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphan, a relic of the town's past. What follows is the nearest thing to a chamber Western that Ford ever made, an extended flashback, where Stewart and Wayne play their younger selves, and the truth of the town's legend, the destruction of agent of chaos Liberty Valance, is revealed.
- John Ford
- John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin
- 118 min