Destry (1964)

Deputy for a Day 

Destry rides into a small town to visit its sheriff, an old friend of his father's, not knowing that the Flanzig brothers have escaped from prison and threatened to burn it to the ground ... See full summary »

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Clair Huffaker, Max Brand (character)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Gavin ... Harrison Destry
Charles Ruggles ... Sheriff Joe Finster
John Abbott ... Jake Weatherby
John Fiedler ... Bill Simpson
J. Pat O'Malley ... Whit Hansen
El Brendel ... Olaf Olsen
Ken Lynch ... Barnes
Arte Johnson ... Lester
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... Sam
Max Mellinger Max Mellinger ... The 2nd Man
Gene O'Donnell Gene O'Donnell ... The 1st Man
Leonard P. Geer Leonard P. Geer ... The Rider
Olive Sturgess ... Sally
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Storyline

Destry rides into a small town to visit its sheriff, an old friend of his father's, not knowing that the Flanzig brothers have escaped from prison and threatened to burn it to the ground for breaking up their bank robbing gang and sending them to prison 18 years earlier. Needing a deputy, the sheriff tries to trick the young man into helping him fight off the outlaws. Written by David Bassler

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Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Harrison Destry: For some time now I've been ridin' all over the frontier and huntin' for the man who framed me and sent me to prison. I've never run across him - yet - but I've met all kinds of outstanding American citizens... professional men like the James boys, Jesse and Frank, who had so much to do with the establishment of the sound financial system of the American West... mainly by making banks buy bigger and stronger safes. The Dalton boys, the Younger brothers and the Reno brothers - they ...
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