Destry Rides Again
Destry Rides Again (1939)

In this mix of action and humor, Destry (Stewart) returns to the wide-open town of Bottleneck which his late father once tamed. His challenge is to enforce the law using his belief in nonviolence. Now Kent (Donlevy) and his cronies have run… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, both in top form, this comedic-erotic Western was one of the most commercially popular films of 1939.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

While not a major film, it's one of those odd Hollywood mixtures where everything comes together just right.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hollywood at its hokum best.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A close-to-brilliant comedy-Western ... until the end.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

See what the boys in the back room & Dietrich & Stewart are having...it's great!

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The conceit of the seeming milksop who’s actually tougher than the hooligans was already a cliché when the movie was made, but Destry has a few twists to keep things interesting.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

The movie might not be anywhere near as good as its reputation suggests, but as a straight-up cowboy flick with moments of light comic relief, it's a fairly fun picture.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful comic Western with Stewart and Dietrich at top form. Always a pleasure to watch.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Overrated, but with enough great moments to be a must-see

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xGary Xx
When the sheriff of a corrupt frontier town is murdered and replaced with the town drunk, the man calls on the services of the son of a legendary law man only… More
Byron Brubaker
This is a fun movie! Frenchy (a strange character name) played by Marlene Dietrich is the inspiration for Madeline Kahn's Lili Von Shtupp. Destry is… More
Eric Broome
Until recently, I assumed this was just the usual old-fashioned Western. Didn't realize it was funnier than the norm nor, more importantly, just how much… More