Destry Rides Again
Destry Rides Again (1939)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 29, 1939
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

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'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

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