Destry Rides Again (1932)

53 mins | Western | 17 April 1932

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff

Writer:

Richard Schayer

Producer:

Carl Laemmle Jr.

Cinematographer:

Daniel B. Clark

Editor:

Arthur Hilton

Production Designer:

Thomas F. O'Neill

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The viewed television print of this film, titled Justice Rides Again , lacked credits. The above credits were taken from a studio cutting continuity. In a news item on 26 Jan 1932, FD refers to this film as When Destry Rides . The film was shot on location at the Los Turas Ranch, Los Angeles, and the railroad train exteriors were shot in El Segundo, CA. This was Tom Mix's first lead role in a talking picture. (He had a bit part in The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood , released 28 Mar 1932, see above.) The plot of this film differs significantly from the famous Destry Rides Again (1939), although both films are based on the same ... More Less

The viewed television print of this film, titled Justice Rides Again , lacked credits. The above credits were taken from a studio cutting continuity. In a news item on 26 Jan 1932, FD refers to this film as When Destry Rides . The film was shot on location at the Los Turas Ranch, Los Angeles, and the railroad train exteriors were shot in El Segundo, CA. This was Tom Mix's first lead role in a talking picture. (He had a bit part in The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood , released 28 Mar 1932, see above.) The plot of this film differs significantly from the famous Destry Rides Again (1939), although both films are based on the same story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Jan 32
p. 11.
Film Daily
26 Jan 32
p. 8.
Film Daily
17 Feb 32
p. 8.
Harrison's Reports
16 Apr 32
p. 62.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Feb 32
p. 3.
Variety
21 Jun 32
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Carl Laemmle, President
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scen ed
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Supv film ed
SOUND
Rec supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Destry Rides Again by Max Brand (New York, 1930).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Justice Rides Again
When Destry Rides
Release Date:
17 April 1932
Production Date:
24 January--12 February 1932
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 April 1932
Copyright Number:
LP2961
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
53
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Destry, co-owner of the Destry-Brent Stage Line, apprehends a gang of robbers when they ambush his coach. In town, Tom, who is running for sheriff, hands over the crooks to Sheriff Wendell, unaware that Wendell and Brent staged the hold-up. Fearing Tom's well-executed arrests will win him votes, Wendell stages a fight between two of his men, Clifton and Clyde. When Tom intervenes, Clyde shoots at Clifton with Tom's gun. In court, Wendell and the gang conspire as witnesses, and Tom is sentenced to one-to-ten years in jail for intent to kill. Before being placed behind bars, Tom vows revenge against those who framed him, still unaware that Brent is guilty. Meanwhile, Tom's girl friend, Sally Dangerfield, and her father try to get him pardoned. Wendell is re-elected sheriff and is running for mayor when the governor pardons Tom. Fearing for their lives, all the gang members but Brent skip town. Still intent on revenge, Tom feigns a bad cough to lure the gang out of hiding. The ploy works and a few of the gang members, including the Ogden boys, begin to taunt Tom in a bar. To their surprise, he draws his gun, proving he is the quick-drawing, sharpshooter they remember. Wendell quickly escapes to the Dangerfield ranch and tells Sally and her father that Tom has killed the Ogden boys and is now after him. Tom arrives, however, and denies the charges, then tries to choke a confession out of Wendell, who is about to reveal who framed Tom when he is shot. Tom races after the gunman, who wounds Tom in the hand, ... +


Tom Destry, co-owner of the Destry-Brent Stage Line, apprehends a gang of robbers when they ambush his coach. In town, Tom, who is running for sheriff, hands over the crooks to Sheriff Wendell, unaware that Wendell and Brent staged the hold-up. Fearing Tom's well-executed arrests will win him votes, Wendell stages a fight between two of his men, Clifton and Clyde. When Tom intervenes, Clyde shoots at Clifton with Tom's gun. In court, Wendell and the gang conspire as witnesses, and Tom is sentenced to one-to-ten years in jail for intent to kill. Before being placed behind bars, Tom vows revenge against those who framed him, still unaware that Brent is guilty. Meanwhile, Tom's girl friend, Sally Dangerfield, and her father try to get him pardoned. Wendell is re-elected sheriff and is running for mayor when the governor pardons Tom. Fearing for their lives, all the gang members but Brent skip town. Still intent on revenge, Tom feigns a bad cough to lure the gang out of hiding. The ploy works and a few of the gang members, including the Ogden boys, begin to taunt Tom in a bar. To their surprise, he draws his gun, proving he is the quick-drawing, sharpshooter they remember. Wendell quickly escapes to the Dangerfield ranch and tells Sally and her father that Tom has killed the Ogden boys and is now after him. Tom arrives, however, and denies the charges, then tries to choke a confession out of Wendell, who is about to reveal who framed Tom when he is shot. Tom races after the gunman, who wounds Tom in the hand, then plummets into a river. On a nearby ranch, Willie, a young admirer of Tom, nurses his wound and helps him fight the remaining three members of the gang. Tom then scares one of them, Frank Warren, into incriminating Brent and arrives at the Dangerfield ranch just as Brent kisses Sally against her will. Willie follows with the three prisoners, and Tom accuses Brent and they fight. Brent tries to escape on Tom's loyal horse "Tony," but is thrown. Willie then leads the gang to the "hoosegow" as Sally and Tom look on. +

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