• The Quiet Man

Last week’s top five was inspired by the Northwest Chicago Film Society’s final installment of its winter series, so I figured it would be appropriate for this week’s to pay tribute to the first installment of its new one. At the Portage on Wed 5/1, the NWCFS screens The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the classic John Ford western, which is famous—among many other reasons—for its telling closing line: “This is the west, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

I doubt I need to sell anyone on the merits of John Ford—at least I hope I don’t need to—so let’s just move on to my five favorite Ford films, after the jump.