Destry (TV series)

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John Gavin Destry 1964.JPG
Gavin as Destry.
Format Western
Starring John Gavin
Composer(s) Jerry Goldsmith (three episodes)
Cyril J. Mockridge (one episode)
Morton Stevens (one episode)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Revue Studios
Distributor NBC Universal Television Distribution
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black and white (1964)
Original run February 14, 1964 – May 8, 1964

Destry is a Western television series starring John Gavin that aired on the ABC television network from February 14, 1964 until May 8, 1964. Destry was based on the classic James Stewart Western, Destry Rides Again, and a subsequent remake, Destry, starring Audie Murphy.

In the original films, the main character was Tom Destry, a Western lawman who was a crack shot, but who preferred non-violent solutions to problems with outlaws. In the television series, Gavin played Harrison Destry, son of Tom, who had himself been a lawman until he was framed for a crime and sent to prison. The show followed Harrison Destry upon his release from prison as he wandered the West looking for the people that framed him. Just like the feature films, many comedic situations arose because Destry went to great lengths to avoid violence even though he was always running into trouble.

Destry never caught on with television audiences, especially since the popularity of the Western genre had begun to wane, and the series only lasted for thirteen episodes.

Among the guest stars were Chris Alcaide, Ron Hayes, Roger Mobley, Stuart Randall, and Barbara Stuart.

DVD release[edit]

On September 6, 2011, Timeless Media Group released Destry- The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1]



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