Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

James Stewart
Director: George Marshall Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
, Charles Winninger
Charles Winninger
George Marshall

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Tom Destry (James Stewart), son of a legendary frontier peacekeeper, doesn't believe in gunplay. Thus he becomes the object of widespread ridicule when he rides into the wide-open town of Bottleneck, the personal fiefdom of the crooked Kent (Brian Donlevy). His detractors laugh even louder when Destry signs on as deputy to drunken sheriff Wash Dimsdale (Charles Winninger). But the laughter subsides when Destry casually proves himself a crack shot, despite his abhorrence of firearms. Later, when saloon chanteuse Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich), Kent's gal, takes umbrage at Destry's indifferent reaction to her charms, she vows to make a fool of the new deputy. A huge moneymaker, Destry Rides Again served as a spectacular comeback for Marlene Dietrich, who two years earlier had been written off as "box office poison."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2020
UPC: 0715515244411
Original Release: 1939
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 12,321

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; New interview wiht DOnald Dewey, author of James Stewart: A Biography; Illustrated audio excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with Director George Marshall conducted by the American Film Institute; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondell; Plus: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Tom Destry
Marlene Dietrich Frenchy
Charles Winninger Wash Dimsdale
Mischa Auer Boris Callahan
Brian Donlevy Kent
Irene Hervey Janice Tyndall
Allen Jenkins Gyp Watson
Una Merkel Lily Belle Callahan
Warren Hymer Bugs Watson
Tom Fadden Lem Claggett
Samuel S. Hinds Judge Hiram Slade
Billy Gilbert Loupqerou, the Bartender
Jack Carson Jack Tyndall
William Steele Actor
Loren B. Brown Juggler
Harold DeGarro Juggler
Virginia Brissac Sophie Claggett
Edmund MacDonald Rockwell
Lillian Yarbo Clara
Joseph King Sheriff Keogh
Ann E. Todd Claggett Girl
Dick Jones Eli Whitney Claggett
Harry Cording Rowdy
Bob McKenzie Doctor
Harry Tenbrook Stage Rider
Minerva Urecal Mrs. DeWitt
Billy Bletcher Pianist
Carmen D'Antonio Dancer
Chief John Big Tree Indian in Saloon
Bill Cody Small Boy
Lloyd Ingraham Turner, the Express Agent
Bud McClure Stage Driver
Philo McCullough Bartender
Richard Alexander Cowboy
Dora Clement Woman

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Miton Carruth Editor
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Felix Jackson Screenwriter
Vernon Keays Asst. Director
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Henry Myers Screenwriter
Martin Obzina Art Director
Jack Otterson Art Director
Joe Pasternak Producer
Charles Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Gertrude Purcell Screenwriter
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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