Accuracy: A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Louis, but he does not mention why they were that far west already. His house would have been hers too, if Ranse had not come to Shinbone to live.Related quizzes can be found here: Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Quizzes There are 40 questions on this topic. No one else in town knows the Senator and his wife are coming. They both seem hesitant to bring up that particular location, although Hallie always loved the cactus flowers. Link suggests they could head out to the desert (which was where Tom lived), to see the flowers and Hallie agrees.Doniphon finds him and takes him into the town of Shinbone; Hallie and other townspeople tend to his injuries, and explain that Valance victimizes Shinbone residents with impunity.Marshal Link Appleyard lacks the courage and gunfighting skills to challenge him.With the news of Valance's intended violence at the upcoming elections however, Ranse cancels the school's classes.Ranse remarks that the only reason he will do the interview is because Dutton Peabody - founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Star - had once fired him.Valance is a total psycho who carries not only guns but a cat-o’-nine-tails whip, with which he assaults anyone who particularly pisses him off — and Stoddard, with his lawbooks, his father’s watch, his and change and his determination to bring “law and order” to the West, is instantly #1 on Valance’s hit list.
When Stoddard takes Valance to task, he is brutally whipped and left for dead.
by Mark Gabrish Conlan • Copyright © 2016 by Mark Gabrish Conlan • All rights reserved Last Saturday, July 16 — the day Charles and I marched in the San Diego “LGBT” Pride Parade (I can’t stand those initials even though I’m supportive of the inclusion of Bisexual and Transgender people in our movement) — I ran for us and our friend Leo Laurence the 1962 John Ford film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
It was John Ford’s second-to-last film and his last commercial success (though apparently the song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, written to promote the film but not used in it and a hit record for Gene Pitney, was a bigger hit than the movie!
The screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck was adapted from a short story written by Dorothy M. The supporting cast features Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, and Lee Van Cleef.
In 2007, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Senator Ranse Stoddard and his wife Hallie arrive in Shinbone, a frontier town in an unnamed western state, to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphon.