Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 18, 1939

Destry Rides Again (Universal). One day this year Hungarian-born Producer Joe Pasternak had an idea for a U. S. western. He would take German-born Marlene Dietrich, cast her as French-born entertainer in a Wild West saloon. He would take Russian-born Mischa Auer, cast him as an expatriate Cossack with a will to be a cow hand. He would take U. S.-born James Stewart, cast him as an easy-talking, no-gun sheriff who brings law'to lawless Bottle Neck, routs its bad men by using his head instead of his trigger finger. Producer Pasternak allowed that he...

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