Starring Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Thomas Mitchell,
Edgar Buchanan, Lori Nelson, Wallace Ford, Mary Wickes, Alan Hale Jr.
Directed by George Marshall
Runtime: 95 min.
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob
boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies
under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town
drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual.
But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted
lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't
exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry
doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a
fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals