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

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

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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


CMBA Fabulous Films of the 30s blogathon: Destry Rides Again (1939)

By Caftan Woman on Apr 28, 2015 From Caftan Woman

The Classic Movie Blog Association spring blogathon, The Fabulous Films of the 30s is underway. The classic movies lauded are a perfect compliment to this fresh time of year. "Jimmy Stewart in a western - who knew?" was the reaction of my youngest sister when I showed her 1950s Winchester '73 in... Read full article


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[Wash announces he will send for Tom Destry to be his Deputy Sheriff]
Frenchy: But Destry's dead!
Bugs Watson: That makes him the right man for the job.
Gyp Watson: Save us a lot of trouble.
Washington Dimsdale: Is that so? Well, young Tom ain't dead and his father brought him up to be the toughest and fightin'est man that ever growed up in the West! He ain't got as big a name as his pa, but he cleaned up Tombstone and I'm sendin' for him to be my deputy and when he gets here, Destry will ride again!


Boris: All I want is to be a cowboy and to wear my own pants!


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

In the original script, there was a scene in the movie showing Marlene Dietrech putting her winnings from a wild night of gambling below her dress neckline. The censors initially approved her comment. Patting her chest, she exclaims, "There's gold in them thar hills." After the preview audience roared at the line, the censors ordered it removed.
James Stewart's first western.
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996
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Destry Rides Again

Released 1939
Inducted 1996
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