#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
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Welcome to Bottleneck.
Deputy Tom Destry Jr. (James Stewart) rides in to Bottleneck and sets about ridding the town of its riff-raff elements – without guns!
Based on the novel by Max Brand, Destry Rides Again simultaneously spoofed the Western genre whilst reinvigorating Marlene Dietrich’s flagging career. At first glance it seemed an odd casting choice to choose Dietrich as the bawdy saloon chanteuse, Frenchy, especially since Paulette Goddard was originally cast for the role. But it really comes off, where Dietrich’s loud and brusque portrayal perfectly plays off of Jimmy Stewart’s laid back and gentle mannered Destry performance.
The role of Destry is tailor made for Stewart, his everyman charm sits perfect for a character who is at first painted as a wimp, he drinks milk – he carries no guns, but who better than Stewart to fully realise a character that uses brains over brawn to great effect? A film of this type, though, is only as good as its villain, and thankfully Brian Donlevy steps up to the plate with a suitable grumpy sneer, it’s a fine performance from a very undervalued performer.
Directed by the highly experienced George Marshall, Destry Rides Again is chock full of the elements that make a good family film even better than it should be, jokes a plenty, goodies and baddies, songs and quality slices of drama, all combine here to make this a very entertaining and rewarding picture indeed. While for those into girl power really need to check out the ending of this picture for sure.
Little Joe, Little Joe… 8/10
This was very interesting and I enjoyed it significantly. It’s weird watching very early James Stewart–he’s not what one would consider a conventional romantic male lead–and this is a very bizarre Western/comedy/musical. Anything starring Dietrich of this vintage is priceless, no doubt. Very weird, especially considering America’s ever-present right-to-bear-arms controversy, watching a film like this, too. A purely magical film that’s essential to own and re-watch for any Stewart, Dietrich or Western enthusiasts–and a strong reason why 1939 was the greatest year ever for American cinema.
Clean and scrappy…
It is true that there are parody elements in George Marshall’s delightful “Destry Rides Again” but the real humor lies not so much in these sorts of antics, nor the heavily laid on inquiries of Marlene Dietrich as to the tastes of the backroom boys, but rather in James Stewart’s no-gun Destry characterization
This springs from the same source as Ford’s ‘characters’, recognizable frontier independent-minded eccentrics, with a firm footing in American literature; characters often with a roundabout way of making a point, or pointing a moral, as with Destry’s habit of prefacing each little cautionary parable with: ‘I knew a fellow once who ’ A habit that inevitably drew the aggrieved riposte: ‘You know too many fellows, Destry ’
The other ‘characters’ in this film have more than a color or two of parodyMischa Auer’s improbable Slavonic cowboy, Charles Winninger’s town drunk, Brian Donlevy, unprincipled boss, and Samuel S. Hinds’ nicely played judge
In retrospect, it’s odd how much this movie gains from its rather touching little postscript Stewart, the unconventional lawman, having pacified his cowtown, strolls the streets with a hero-worshiping lad at his heels, and yet also takes a little cloud of sadness along with him
Marshall’s film is considered a classic Western which manages to encompass suspense, comedy, romance, tenderness, vivid characterization, horseplay, songs and standard western excitements, without moving for more than a moment from a studio main street set Hollywood expertise at its very best…
A Classic Western in Old Bottleneck
`Howdy, Stranger! Let me show you around the town of Bottleneck. Folks here can be plumb rowdy on occasion. Over there’s the saloon – it’s run by a right pretty gal named Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich). She’s a real spitfire – don’t get her riled. We like to say she runs the town, but we all know the real boss is her lover, Kent (Brian Donlevy), a mean, slick hombre who’s buying -or stealing- all the land straight across the valley; he means to charge for each head of cattle run through here. Our last sheriff (Joe King) disappeared real mysterious like, and the mayor (Samuel S. Hinds), who’s in cahoots with Kent, appointed the town drunk (Charles Winninger) as the new sheriff. He’s surprised us all by bringing in as his deputy Tom Destry (James Stewart), son of the famous lawman who was shot in the back a few years ago. The boy looks kind of sheepish, but I’ll bet he’s got some backbone to him, just like his old man. Yes, sir, if Kent gives him any trouble we just might get to watch while DESTRY RIDES AGAIN.’
This is one of the great Western films, with all the pieces falling into place. It’s got a sense of humor & does not take itself too seriously. And the women are as strong as the men, unusual in a Western: Dietrich & Una Merkel have the best fight in the film and it’s the entire body of townswomen, lead by Merkel & Dietrich, who take matters into their own hands at the conclusion to thrash the bad guys.
All of the above named cast is excellent (this was considered a comeback of sorts for Dietrich, after her parade of elaborate, but not terribly popular, costume epics; Stewart is a delight as his usual laconic self.) Jack Carson is also on hand as a tough cattleman. Lighter moments are handled by Mischa Auer, as a Russian émigré who wants to be a cowboy, and Billy Gilbert, as a temperamental barkeep.
Dietrich gets to sing three splashy, dance hall numbers: `Little Joe’, `You’ve Got That Look’ and, most famously, `See What The Boys In The Back Room Will Have’.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Comedy, Western
Director George Marshall
Writer Felix Jackson (screen play), Gertrude Purcell (screen play), Henry Myers (screen play), Felix Jackson (original story), Max Brand (suggested by novel “Destry Rides Again”)
Actors Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,609.09 m (10 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm