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Destry Rides Again

  • Film
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Time Out Says

Marvellous comedy Western, with Stewart's pacifist, reputedly wimpy marshal taming the lawless town of Bottleneck by means of words and jokes rather than the gun Donlevy's villain repeatedly provokes him to use. What is remarkable about the film is the way it combines humour, romance, suspense and action so seamlessly (with individual scenes - Dietrich singing 'See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have', Stewart's delicious parable about a homicidal orphan, Mischa Auer losing his pants - indelibly printed in the memory). Flawless performances, pacy direction and a snappy script place it head and shoulders above virtually any other spoof oater.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:George Marshall
  • Screenwriter:Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers
  • Cast:
    • Una Merkel
    • Brian Donlevy
    • Charles Winninger
    • Marlene Dietrich
    • Mischa Auer
    • James Stewart
    • Billy Gilbert
    • Jack Carson
    • Samuel S Hinds
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