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The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Western | 11 April 1941 (USA)
How a liberated teacher brought women's suffrage to Wyoming in 1869.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James 'Jim' Cork
Mrs. McGuinness
Jerry Stover
Governor Howard
Dr. McGuinness
Clare Verdera ...
Mrs. Matthews (as Claire Verdera)
Mr. Matthews (as Alan Bridge)
Charles Williams ...
Ike Fairchild
Emmett Vogan ...


Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A New LORETTA YOUNG..with a mood for every moment...reckless and gay...daring....tantalizing! (original ad) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Western


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Release Date:

11 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dama z Cheyenne  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 16, 1941 with Loretta Young, Robert Preston, Edward Arnold reprising their film roles. See more »


Ladies From Paree
Music by Charles Previn
Lyrics by Samuel Lerner (as Sam Lerner)
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Wins the election, but not in a landslide
17 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Lady from Cheyenne" is loosely built around Wyoming's granting of the right to vote to women in 1869-- and if you want a history lesson, this movie isn't the place to look. It isn't accurate, and it isn't even plausible. But it is a pleasant, diverting and harmless film with an attractive comic performance from Loretta Young as a naive but earnest schoolteacher who fights for the cause of suffrage as a means of rescuing her town from corruption. Carole Lombard was the first choice for this role, and Young emulates her fast-paced, breathless delivery, but she captures the character's idealism better than Lombard would have, and she carries the film with her charm. The supporting cast is strong, the sets are convincing and Frank Lloyd, who specialized in period films, directs with a light touch and a properly brisk pace. Nobody's ever going to call it a masterpiece, but it's certainly a pleasant way to pass the time. By the way, the title is misleading; the heroine goes to Cheyenne, but she isn't from Cheyenne.

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