#29. Destry Rides Again (1939)


Universal Pictures

– Director: George Marshall

– Metascore: 81

– Runtime: 95 minutes

Jimmy Stewart is Thomas Jefferson Destry Jr., a deputy sheriff who wants to keep the peace in the lawless town of Bottleneck without using guns. Marlene Dietrich plays a not-to-be-trusted saloon singer. The lead role was meant to go to Gary Cooper, but he demanded too much money to play the part.