Destry Rides Again (1939)
The Regal Cinema’s Wild West Wednesday series presents Destry Rides Again, a classic black and white western starring Marlene Dietrich alongside James Stewart in his first western film role.
The small town of Bottleneck is under the control of Kent (Brian Donlevy), a power-hungry boss who gets control over the local cattle ranchers by winning a rigged game of cards.
When the local sheriff questions the legitimacy of the game, Kent has him killed and names the town drunk, Dimsdale (Charles Winninger), as sheriff. What Kent doesn’t know is that Dimsdale knows legendary lawman Tom Destry, who in turns sends his daring son Tom Destry Jr. (James Stewart) to Bottleneck to save the day.
“Good fun every minute of it” – New York Times
“Primed with action and laughs and human sentiment” – Variety