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Destry Rides Again (1939)

Destry Rides Again
7.4 Rating
(80 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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James Stewart

James Stewart

Tom Destry Jr.
Charles Winninger

Charles Winninger

Washington Dimsdale
Allen Jenkins

Allen Jenkins

Gyp Watson
Warren Hymer

Warren Hymer

Bugs Watson
Irene Hervey

Irene Hervey

Janice Tyndall


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Felix Jackson

Felix Jackson

(screen play)
Gertrude Purcell

Gertrude Purcell

(screen play)


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Destry Rides Again

1 year, 7 months ago at Aug 27 16:06
More entertaining and interesting in theory than in practice, Destry Rides Again is one of those canonized classics that I possibly just don’t get. Perhaps I was expecting too much walking into this film, but I found its combination of western and comedy too broad. As a straight-up western, it’s fun and enjoyable with elements of comedy and farce spliced in at around. But it’s not the out-an... read more
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Description: Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor, who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk, Washington Dimsdale, as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. B ... (more)
Release date: 29 December 1939
UPC: 025192120923
Western (5), 1939 (4), 1930s (4), Comedy (3), Usa (2), Murder (2), Corruption (2), Judge (2), Sheriff (2), Drama (2), Remake (2), Drunkenness (1), Catfight (1), Poker (1), Alcoholic (1), Gambling (1), Gunfight (1), Saloon (1), Brawl (1), Jail (1)
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" Plot: Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor, who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk, Washington Dimsdale, as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman, Tom Destry, and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr t"


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Destry Rides Again

“More entertaining and interesting in theory than in practice, Destry Rides Again is one of those canonized classics that I possibly just don’t get. Perhaps I was expecting too much walking into this film, but I found its combination of western and comedy too broad. As a straight-up western, it’s fun and enjoyable with elements of comedy and farce spliced in at around. But it’s not the out-and-out classic that it’s been heralded as.

The story is pure cowboy as it concerns a corrupt little town called Bottleneck losing it’s mayor to machinations of the evil gangster whose truly in charge, hiring up the town drunk (who ends up taking the position seriously) and the new mayor’s quest to bring back Destry, his former partner. The comedy comes in two forms: James Stewart as” read more

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