Destry Rides Again Themes & Social Concerns

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In its original incarnation, Destry Rides Again is a serious melodrama of a quest for revenge, relieved by some humorous and high-spirited scenes.

The hero, Harry Destry, begins as an innocent who happens to be the selfappointed champion of the town of Wham, a mythical Texas hamlet. Destry is victimized by his best friend, Chester Bent, who frames him for a robbery Bent has committed himself, and further victimized by a jury of his "peers," mainly a group of townspeople who have always resented Destry's superiority and who grasp at the chance to convict him of robbery on the flimsiest evidence. In this version of the story, Faust uses the conventional formulas of the western to paint a caustic picture of small town virtue and the stereotypes of conventional honesty associated with frontier citizens.

After a lengthy stint in prison, Destry's return to Wham...

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