I don't watch many westerns, but there are a few that I really enjoy and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is one of them. It is a John Ford picture from 1962 and stars James Stewart and John Wayne. Stewart plays Ranse Stoddard, an idealistic lawyer who attempts to set up his practice in a lawless western town, run by brutish criminal Liberty Valance. Wayne is Tom Doniphon, a resident of the town who has no love for Valance but believes in keeping to himself unless forced to do otherwise. The film poses some interesting questions about whether social order can be established through peaceful means or if it can only be enforced at gunpoint, and about the relative effectiveness of law and vigilantism. Also, Jimmy Stewart and the Duke in a western together- what more could you ask for?