James Stewart Westerns - Destry Rides Again (1939)/Shenandoah/The Man From Laramie/Two Rode Together DVD

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Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall 1939): As Destry a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich) an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like The Boys in the Back Room while winning the hero's heart. Shenandoah (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen 1965): James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support... the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposedito war. When his son is taken prisoner Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war he is at last forced to take his stand... The Man From Laramie (Dir. Anthony Mann 1955): Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous foreman who wants the ranch for himself. Two Rode Together (Dir. John Ford 1961): This is John Ford's criminally overlooked western and the first collaboration between Ford and James Stewart A group of children are held captive by the Indians. A Lieutenant enlists the help of a Texas Marshall in a rescue attempt. Based on the novel by Will Cook. [show more]

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27 September 2010
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall, 1939): As Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich), an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart. Shenandoah (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen, 1965): James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery, yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposedito war. When his son is taken prisoner, Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war, he is at last forced to take his stand... The Man From Laramie (Dir. Anthony Mann, 1955): Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother, a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer, he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous foreman who wants the ranch for himself. Two Rode Together (Dir. John Ford, 1961): This is John Ford's criminally overlooked western and the first collaboration between Ford and James Stewart A group of children are held captive by the Indians. A Lieutenant enlists the help of a Texas Marshall in a rescue attempt. Based on the novel by Will Cook. Actors James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Wallace Ford, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Ford Rainey, Woody Strode, Henry Brandon, Marlene Dietrich, Brian Donlevy, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett & George Kennedy Director Anthony Mann, John Ford, George Marshall & Andrew V. McLaglen Certificate PG Year 1955 ; 1961 ; 1939 ; 1965 Languages English

Collection of four westerns starring James Stewart. In 'Destry Rides Again' (1939), the son of a famous lawman, young Tom Destry (Stewart) is considered something of a joke when he takes up the position of deputy in the lawless town of Bottle Neck. Destry refuses to carry a gun, and prefers a glass of milk to alcohol, which hardly makes him a match for gunslinging saloon owner Kent (Brian Donlevy), the real power behind the town. However, with the aid of drunken sheriff 'Wash' Dimmsdale (Charles Winninger), the soft-spoken Destry sets about cleaning up Bottle Neck in his own inimitable manner, winning the admiration of Kent's blowsy, bar room singer girlfriend, Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich), along the way. 'The Man from Laramie' (1955) sees Stewart play Will Lockhart, a vengeful cow-herder who arrives in New Mexico determined to find the man who was responsible for the killing of his brother. His brother was shot down by Apaches armed with automatic rifles, and Lockhart is looking for the man who sold them to the Indians. In 'The Two Rode Together' (1961) Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) is marshal of a small town. He doesn't do much to earn his badge, perferring to take money for illicit dealings. However, he is persuaded by Lieutenant Jim Gary (Richard Widmark) to rescue a group of whites, kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. However, when they return with two of the former captives, the townsfolk give the new arrivals a rather frosty reception. Finally, in Civil War drama 'Shenandoah' (1965), set in 1863, Stewart plays Charlie Anderson, a wealthy farmer in Virginia who has hitherto steadfastly refused to take any part in the war that is raging around him. But the conflict inevitably ensnares him through a series of family tragedies that include his youngest son (Philip Alford) being taken prisoner by the Unionists and charged with spying, his son James (Patrick Wayne) and daughter-in-law Ann (Katharine Ross) being murdered by a gang of looters, and the death of his eldest son Jacob (Glenn Corbett). Meanwhile, his daughter, Jannie (Rosemary Forsyth), falls in love with a Confederate soldier, Sam (Doug McClure). Despite the tragedies that punctuate the film, it carries strong and hopeful anti-war and pro-family messages, particularly in the sentimental finale which shows the Anderson family prevailing against all the odds.