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Destry Rides Again (1939)

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95 min | Comedy, Western

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
Writers
Felix Jackson (screen play) (original story) | Gertrude Purcell (screen play) | Henry Myers (screen play) | Max Brand (suggested by novel "Destry Rides Again")
Composer
Frank Skinner (musical score)
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Gross (US & Canada)
$345,000
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Release date
Dec 29, 1939 (United States)
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77 cast members
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Marlene Dietrich
Frenchy Frenchy   See fewer
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James Stewart
Thomas Jefferson 'Tom' Destry Jr. Thomas Jefferson 'Tom' Destry Jr.   See fewer
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Mischa Auer
Boris Alexandrovich Callahan (Savogrin) Boris Alexandrovich Callahan (Savogrin)   See fewer
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Charles Winninger
Washington 'Wash' Dimsdale Washington 'Wash' Dimsdale   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Gyp Watson Gyp Watson   See fewer
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Warren Hymer
Bugs Watson Bugs Watson   See fewer
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Irene Hervey
Janice Tyndall Janice Tyndall   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Lily Belle Callahan Savogrin Lily Belle Callahan Savogrin   See fewer
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Billy Gilbert
Loupgerou Loupgerou   See fewer
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Samuel S. Hinds
Judge Hyram J. Slade Judge Hyram J. Slade   See fewer
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Jack Carson
Jack Tyndall Jack Tyndall   See fewer
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Tom Fadden
Lem Claggett Lem Claggett   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Ma Sophie Claggett Ma Sophie Claggett   See fewer
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Edmund MacDonald
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Joe King
Sheriff Joseph Keogh Sheriff Joseph Keogh   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Eli Whitney Claggett Eli Whitney Claggett   See fewer
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Ann E. Todd
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Richard Alexander
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Silver Tip Baker
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John Barton
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Chief John Big Tree
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Billy Bletcher
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Rudy Bowman
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Ed Brady
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Loren Brown
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Ralph Bucko
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Roy Bucko
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Bob Card
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Dora Clement
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Bill Cody Jr.
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Harry Cording
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Harold DeGarro
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Tex Driscoll
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William Gillis
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Tex Parker
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Mary Shannon
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Betta St. John
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William Steele
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7.7 / 10 | 9,234 votes