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Marvin’s Icon … The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

12 Jun

Music: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Directed by John Ford

The Posters

Between The Comancheros  and Cat Ballou (Oscar), Lee continued his meteoric climb to the Hollywood heights with perhaps his most famous role as Liberty Valence in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Many will agree that Lees viscous performance easily upstages Hollywood greats John Wayne and James Stewart – and perhaps establishing an iconic benchmark for Western villainy. YET, on the official poster (below) we still see Marvin billed a distant 4th behind Stewart (billed first over Wayne?), Wayne, and Vera Miles – with no notable image of Marvin – even though his character (Valance) is in the movies title !!! I’ll never figure out Hollywood marketing.
Look for another furure Western Badguy superstar (yet to emerge) Lee (Van Cleef) as one of Marvin’s henchmen.

Liberty Valence poster

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Valance – Official Poster

Liberty Valence poster 2

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

(Above) That’s Lee at the bottom … I guess

Liberty Valence poster 3

The stage to Hollywood?

Lee

Lee

Marvin - making a point

Making a point …

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Where's my breakfast?

Making a stronger point

Marvin - Demanding a recount

I demand a recount

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Bad ... I tell ya.

Bad I tell ya.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Breakfast at Badguys

Badguys at Breakfast – Van Cleef, Strother Martin, Marvin

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE - John Wayne 3

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE – John Wayne

Love him or hate him, you’d really have to search for a long time to find a lousy picture of John Wayne. This guy was charisma personified.

James Stewart

James Stewart

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Woody Strode and Wayne

Woody Strode and Wayne

3 Western Icons

Three great Western Film icons- Stewart, Ford, Wayne

Wayne and Vera Miles

Wayne and Vera Miles

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 3 …

20 May

No plain Jane 

“Well, if people didn’t try something new,
there wouldn’t be hardly any progress at all.”

–  Jane Fonda / Cat Ballou

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA 3

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane

CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane

CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee

Jane Fonda - Best Actress - Coming Home 1978

Jane Fonda – Best Actress – ‘Coming Home’ 1978

CAT BALLOU - The End

CAT BALLOU – The End

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 2 …

17 May

Cat Ballou – Ballad of Kid Shelleen

Jane Who ?

MFW: You’re right Marilyn … nobody knew he had it in him. 

Cat Ballou - Rotten Tomatoes

Cat Ballou – Rotten Tomatoes Review

 Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) demonstrates his gun hand ….  

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 2

Don’t do this at home folks …

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 4

Kid Shelleen … shooting everything in the vicinity …

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen

Kid Shelleen … ready for action

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen

Kid Shelleen – Yee Haw !!

Time for nap ...

Time for nap …

Cat Ballou - Nat 'King' Cole and Stuby Kaye

Cat Ballou – Nat ‘King’ Cole and Stubby Kaye

CAT BALLOU the whole gang ...

The whole dang gang:
Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Tom Nardini

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 1 …

15 May

 “He did it! He missed the barn!”

MFW: And now for something COMPLETELY different: a movie so unique that it almost defies category:  One the strangest … Westerns? … definitely a comedy … ever made. Unique .. funny … star studded … award winning … and it made lottsa money.

CAT BALLOU posters

Cat Ballou - Nat 'King' Cole and Stuby Kaye

Cat Ballou – Nat ‘King’ Cole and Stubby Kaye

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen

Cat Ballou – Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin as Tim Strawn

Cat Ballou – Lee Marvin as Tim Strawn

Cat Ballou - Nat 'King' Cole and Stuby Kaye 2

Cat Ballou – Nat ‘King’ Cole and Stubby Kaye 2

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin with Oscar

Cat Ballou – Lee Marvin with Oscar

He may have missed the barn, but he still made a bulls-eye.

More … on the way …

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