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Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor, who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk, Washington Dimsdale, as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman, Tom Destry, and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr to be his deputy. Featuring a career reviving performance from Marlene Dietrich as bar singer Frenchie, which could well have been the inspiration for Madeline Kahn's "Blazing Saddles" character, Lili Von Schtupp. Written by
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996 See more »
When Destry first demonstrates his ability with a firearm by shooting at the knobs on the sign, he shoots a total of seven times. Although he is holding two Colt "Six-shooters", one in each hand, he fires only the pistol he holds in his right hand. Thus, he fired one round more than the gun could hold. See more »
Oh, Tom! Look here! Look at this post! Soaked through and through with the blood of Sawtooth McGhee. Yeah, he objected to a petticoat a neighbor's wife was wearing... and they fit to a draw. Both are buried in the same grave.
Tom Destry Jr.:
Sawtooth and the petticoat?
No! Sawtooth and the neighbor! And four innocent bystanders!
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a witty and wise western for grownups, destry rides again shows us that brains will always triumph over bullying brawn. tom destry is a fellow ahead of his time, intelligent and secure enough in his masculinity and identity to cheerfully withstand the taunts of the goons who mock him for being the town marshall who won't carry a gun. jimmy stewart in the title role is sweet, strong and almost unendurably sexy, poking gentle fun at himself but full of a secret strength that his enemies don't see till it's far too late. this movie will thrill you, tickle you and then break your heart in a thousand little pieces. one of the greats, and not to be missed.
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