Wednesday, April 11, 2012

50 Years Ago Today: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

There's a great subplot in this movie about Freedom of the Press, not to mention the Rule of Law, the taming of the West, working at whatever job there is, self defense, literacy, love, sacrifice, and civilization in general. And surely it is on the Top Ten list for letterpress printers everywhere. There's a lot more value to printing than deep impression on the wedding invitations!

All that and John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart too! What more can one ask from a movie?


  1. One of my favorite movies. It also showed that a true hero will remain silent and not seek the glory when it serves no common good.

  2. Good point, and very true. The idea that "Discretion is the better part of valor" is often lost on a gullible public - or at least on a gullible media.



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