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Destry (1954)


George Marshall   


Max Brand (suggested by novel "Destry Rides Again"),  Felix Jackson (story) 


Audie MurphyMari BlanchardLyle Bettger
The third and (as of 1998) final film version of Max Brand's Destry Rides Again, this 1954 Audie Murphy vehicle owes more to the 1939 Jimmy Stewart version than it does to the Brand original. Murphy plays Tom Destry, the peace-loving son of a notorious gunslinger. Destry is summoned to a wide-open western town in hopes that he can stem the villainies of saloon owner Decker (Lyle Bettger) and crooked mayor Sellers (Edgar Buchanan). Though he prefers to talk rather than slap leather, Destry manages to keep the bad guys at bay. But when his best friend, town-drunk-turned-sheriff Rags Barnaby (Thomas Mitchell), is killed by Decker's minions, Destry straps on the shootin' irons and goes to work. Mari Blanchard essays the Marlene Dietrich role as vacillating saloon-hall chirp Brandy, while Lori Nelson is the "good"girl with whom Destry ultimately settles down. Though most of the highlights of Destry -- including the all-girl saloon brawl -- are lifted bodily from 1939's Destry Rides Again, the 1954 film lacks the light touch of the earlier picture, despite the fact that comedy craftsman George Marshall directed both pictures.

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  1. destry 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 24th 2022

    I have been looking for this movie for a long time. Very timely delivery.
    thank you

  2. Destry 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 23rd 2021

    Copied from TV broadcast based on the intermittent logo displayed. But the quality is 8 of 10 or better. Shipment was reasonably prompt.

  3. Destry DVD Purchase 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 18th 2020

    I bought this dvd as a gift for a neighbor. She was very happy with it and I was happy with quick service.

  4. Destry 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 30th 2018

    great movie. fast shipping.

  5. Great picture quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 11th 2018

    This is a western that I will be enjoying many many times! Thank you, I will be back!

  6. excellent western film with good picture quality 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 20th 2015

    prompt and efficient service: good print quality

  7. our most decorated soldier 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 2nd 2015

    Can't understand why this movie is so hard to find. Why is there not a wide release for a classic remake starring World War II's most decorated hero. And it's worth mentioning that the same director directed the James Stewart version as well. This is a real treat for Audie Murphy or western fans

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