The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Created in 1962, this western brought fame to Paramount studio. So far, this is one of the most revered films of this genre. The estimated production cost reached $3.2 million, and ticket sales brought over $8 million for Paramount.
The presence of two of the greatest western actors, John Wayne and Dean Martin, highlighted the movie with the biggest box office in the ’50s. Warner Brothers invested $1.25 million into this production, but the studio got much more in return from sales of the tickets to watch this epic tale.