Destry Rides Again Overview:

Destry Rides Again (1939) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by George Marshall and produced by Joe Pasternak and Islin Auster.

SYNOPSIS

This Western satire features a laconic Stewart as a lawman with an aversion to guns who comes to clean up a hopelessly lawless town. Dietrich's dance-hall girl, Frenchy, sings "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have" between cat fights. One of the great barroom brawl choreographies of all time as she hurls everything within reach at a grinning Stewart. Great fun.

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Destry Rides Again was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

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Silver Screen Standards: Destry Rides Again (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 27, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Destry Rides Again (1939) The Western was new territory for leading man James Stewart in 1939, when he starred in director George Marshall?s star-studded, action-packed take on the oater, Destry Rides Again, but the film would usher Stewart into a genre where he clearly f... Read full article


Destry Rides Again (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Destry Rides Again is integral to the tradition of comedy westerns–a storied lineage that includes the likes of Way Out West, Blazing Saddles, and Support Your Local Sheriff. It takes a bit of the long maintained western lore and gives it a screwy comic twist courtesy of classic Hollywood. The... Read full article


Destry Rides Again (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Destry Rides Again is integral to the tradition of comedy westerns–a storied lineage that includes the likes of Way Out West, Blazing Saddles, and Support Your Local Sheriff. It takes a bit of the long maintained western lore and gives it a screwy comic twist courtesy of classic Hollywood. The... Read full article


Great Films of 1939: “Destry Rides Again” February 13 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 10, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Great Films of 1939: “Destry Rides Again” February 13 at Daystar Center Great films of 1939: Destry Rides Again Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: February 13, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Movie Destiny Destry Ri... Read full article


Atire a Primeira Pedra / Destry Rides Again (1939)

By L? on Oct 30, 2015 From Critica Retro

Atire a Primeira Pedra / Destry Rides Again (1939) Arrisco-me dizendo que 1939 foi o ano mais importante para o s?culo XX. Em 1939 come?ou a Segunda Guerra Mundial, conflito que marcaria a hist?ria da humanidade. Em 1939 a Guerra Civil Espanhola terminou. Em 1939 Batman fez sua primeira apari... Read full article


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Quotes from

[Having sworn in his new deputy]
Washington Dimsdale: Here's your badge. Don't let anybody see it.


Washington Dimsdale: Frenchy, am I really Sheriff?
Frenchy: Sure you are!
Washington Dimsdale: Then I'm off the liquor. A man's got to choose between the bottle and the badge.


Judge Slade: According to the provisions of the statutes of our territorial commonwealth, you gentleman of the jury have been selected as representative citizens of our fair community. We want to see that the public's faith is justified. So when you boys retire to consider a verdict, stay out awhile. Mr. Kent will see that you are plentifuly provided with liquid refreshments. And after you have deliberated sufficiently, weighed all the evidence fair and square, and brought in a verdict of not guilty, you will be amply rewarded. You understand?


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Facts about

The role of Tom Destry was originally intended for Gary Cooper, but he wanted more money than the producers were willing to pay him. It was then offered to James Stewart, who took it.
James Stewart's first western.
The movie was adapted for a Broadway musical starring Andy Griffith and opened at the April 23, 1959 at the Imperial Theatre and ran for 472 performances.
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National Film Registry

Destry Rides Again

Released 1939
Inducted 1996
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