Film and Television

Screening of Destry Rides Again (1932) and The Range Feud (1931)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

B-Westerns were one of the most popular genres in Hollywood history, and Tom Mix and Buck Jones were two of the biggest stars of the genre's Golden Age. Destry Rides Again shows how Mix, the King of the Cowboys, handled a story that Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart took on a few years later. The Range Feud costars Jones with John Wayne, then in the early days of a career that would skyrocket. Introduced by L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan.
Destry Rides Again directed by Benjamin Stoloff | Starring Tom Mix, Claudia Dell, and Zasu Pitts | Screened in 35mm

The Range Feud directed by D. Ross Lederman | Starring Buck Jones, John Wayne, and Susan Fleming

This ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explains its significance in the genre.

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