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Destry Rides Again (1939) Movie Information

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George Marshall


Marlene Dietrich
James Stewart
Mischa Auer
Charles Winninger
Brian Donlevy
Allen Jenkins





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A crooked cattle boss partners with a likewise crooked mayor to take down the town sheriff and put a stranglehold on the locals. Appointing the town drunk as the new sheriff, they don't realize he has a connection to legendary lawman Tom Destry - and he invites Tom Destry, Jr. to town to clean up the mess. -- Chris Kavan

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He doesn't like guns but he knows how to use them. Loads of characters and stereotypes, this is a morality play. Very good Western. If there's a "Rewatchability Index" somewhere, this title will be on it.

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02/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Destry Rides Again" by Yojimbo

When the sheriff of a corrupt frontier town is murdered and replaced with the town drunk, the man calls on the services of the son of a legendary law man only to find that he is a pacifist. James Stewart is at his very best for this, one of his defining roles. His easy going charm and integrity are a perfect foil for Marlene Dietrich's feisty music hall girl (so brilliantly parodied by Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles) and they have fantastic chemistry together; the cat-fight scene is pure comedy gold. Essentially a story about standing by your principles no matter what the provocation, all the characters are impossible to dislike with some great comic relief provided by a quality supporting cast. Consistently funny with a timeless story of a hero who refuses to resort to violence in the ...

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