You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It's just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand's novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment.

With:
Marlene Dietrich James Stewart Charles Winninger Mischa Auer Brian Donlevy Allen Jenkins

Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment.

Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from the level of the ordinary western into a class item.

This gangster fable with an early West background revolves for the most part around the rowdy, gaudy ginmill and dancehall which Brian Donlevy operates in the frontier town of Bottle Neck. With the aid of his No. 1 entertainer (Dietrich), Donlevy cuts a wide swath cheating the townsmen at cards and working a waterhole racket until he makes the mistake of appointing the town rumpot (Charles Winniger) the local sheriff.

Destry Rides Again

Production: Universal/Realart. Director George Marshall; Producer Joe Pasternak; Screenplay Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers; Camera Hal Mohr; Editor Milton Carruth; Music Frank Skinner; Art Director Jack Otterson, Martin Obzina

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Marlene Dietrich James Stewart Charles Winninger Mischa Auer Brian Donlevy Allen Jenkins

More Film

  • Barry Keoghan Variety 10 Actors to

    Altitude Boards ‘Calm With Horses’ Starring Barry Keoghan, Cosmo Jarvis

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • Michel Hazanavicus photographed by Francois Berthier

    Michel Hazanavicius Set to Direct 'The Lost Prince' with Omar Sy, Berenice Bejo, Francois Damiens

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • The Mummy

    Tom Cruise Becomes First Actor to Receive Pioneer of the Year Award

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    Destry Rides Again is anything but a super-western. It’s just plain, good entertainment [from an original story by Felix Jackson suggested by Max Brand’s novel], primed with action and laughs and human sentiment. Marlene Dietrich’s work as the hardened, ever-scrapping ginmill entertainer serves pretty much as the teeterboard from which this picture flips itself from […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content