Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

Leonard Gershe, Harold Rome, Max Brand

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Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

Leonard Gershe, Harold Rome, Max Brand

Overview

Destry Rides Again is based on the novel by Max Brand and the 1939 western movie starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart. Tom Destry is hired as the deputy sheriff of Bottleneck in order to rid the town of Kent and his gang. Frenchy, a saloon girl who is initially one of Kent’s followers, saves Destry’s life and becomes romantically involved with him.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Leonard Gershe

Born in New York City, Leonard Gershe made his Broadway debut as a lyricist for the 1950 revue Alive and Kicking. He wrote the book for Harold Rome's musical stage adaptation of Destry Rides Again in 1959, and in 1969 a play, Butterflies are Free. Later Gershe wrote another p ...
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Harold Rome

Max Brand

MAX BRAND was one of a total of fifteen pen names used by Frederick Schiller Faust, a prolific writer best known for his fictional characters Dr. James Kildare and Harrison Destry. Born in Seattle and raised in California, Faust began writing as a university student and sold ...

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