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‘Liberty Valance’ will ride into El Cerrito on Aug. 8

The trailer above is good, but doesn’t do justice to “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” the 1962 masterpiece directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, James Stewart and the badass Lee Marvin. Not to mention Vera Miles, Edmond O’Brien, Andy Devine and Woody Strode.
This one is a great western and a great movie period, and it will be on the big screen in glorious black and white at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, 10070 San Pablo Ave. in beautiful El Cerrito.
The showing is hosted by and benefits the Friends of the Cerrito Theatre and as with all Cerrito Classics, you should get your tickets early.

Ransom Stoddard: You’re not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Election Council President: [at the territorial statehood convention] The chair recognizes its old friend; that distinguished member of the Fourth Estate, founder, owner, publisher and editor of the Shinbone Star, Mr. Dutton Peabody, Esquire!

Dutton Peabody: Thank you, thank you, Mister Chairman, for those kind words; but why don’t you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and I also sweep out the place.

Chris Treadway