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Destry(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.

Cast & Crew

Audie Murphy Tom Destry
Lyle Bettger [Phil] Decker
Thomas Mitchell [Reginald T.] Rags Barnaby
Edgar Buchanan Mayor [Hiram J.] Sellers
Lori Nelson Martha Phillips
Wallace Ford Doc Curtis
Mary Wickes Bessie Mae Curtis
Alan Hale Jr. Jack Larsen
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 19 Jan 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [2:01]
EB
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • I can't get enough of it!!

    Emily 2014-03-27

    This Audie Murphy movie is one of my favorites! I love the twist that it has from the typical western. Deputy Destry doesn't carry a gun in order to... MORE>

  • Destry (1955)

    George Elliott 2013-08-13

    Audie Murphy is perfectly cast in the title role. Mari Blanchard was such a good talent it's a shame she didn't become a bigger star. MORE>

  • Destry

    Dixie Kovach 2011-06-23

    Love Audie Murphy -this is my favorite western of all time with him in it. Why is it not for sale somewhere? MORE>