Sunday, 15 June 2014



FILM 1167: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE

TRIVIA: Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) refers to Valance as "... the toughest man south of the Picketwire," then adds, "next to me!" The Picketwire is not a wire fence dividing line; it was slang for the Purgatoire River, which flows into the Arkansas.

First occasion of John Wayne calling someone "Pilgrim".

O.Z. Whitehead, playing a teenager, was actually 50 years old.

Valance addresses several characters as "dude." From the 1870s to 1960s, this was a pejorative term with the approximate meaning of "overdressed city slicker," usually applied to city dwellers visiting rural areas. In the 1960s, surfer culture adapted the term to mean "friend" or "companion."

Lee Marvin (Liberty Valance), Strother Martin (Floyd) and Lee Van Cleef (Reese) had previously appeared together in Twilight Zone: The Grave (1961)), which aired 27 Oct 1961.


John Ford:  [cards]  Liberty Valance plays the Dead Man's Hand (Aces and Eights) before going out to duel Ransom Stoddard.

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