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The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution.

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Cast

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Harley Sullivan
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Jenny
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Opal Ann
Elaine Devry ...
Pauline
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Barkeeper - Great Plains Saloon
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Marshal Anderson
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Jedediah W. Willowby
Jackie Russell ...
Carrie Virginia
Jackie Joseph ...
Annie Jo
Sharon DeBord ...
Sara Jean (as Sharon De Bord)
Richard Collier ...
Nathan Potter
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Charlie Bannister
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Alice
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Corey Bannister
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Storyline

John is working as a cow poke for very little money with his friend Harley when he gets word his brother, DJ, has left him The Cheyenne Social Club. He and Harley ride for nearly a thousand miles to his inheritance only to find he is now the owner of a first class brothel. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Imagine these two cowboys inheriting the one place in the west everyone wants to get their hands on .... "The Cheyenne Social Club." See more »


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12 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Geschossen wird ab Mitternacht  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Stewart agreed to do the film and suggested to the producers that they offer the part of Harley to his good friend, Henry Fonda. Fonda read the script and agreed to do it but he had one suggestion. In the opening sequence, when the two ride to Cheyenne, his character had no dialog in the script. Fonda innocently asked to give his character something to say. The writer, James Lee Barrett, came up with the speech Fonda gives. For years after the film was released, the sign that hung in the club listing the names of the girls hung in Barrett's home as a memento. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene, when John receives a letter while working a cattle roundup, the letter is sealed when it's handed to him, but when he takes off his work glove to take the letter out of the envelope and read it, the flap is unsealed, as if it never had been sealed at all. See more »

Quotes

Barkeep: [O'Hanlon enters the saloon, looking for the man who beat up Jenny] What do you want, O'Hanlon?
John O'Hanlan: The man that beat up one of my... one of my girls. They tell me his name is Corey Bannister, and they tell me I can recognize him by a streak of yellow down his back.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Rolling Stone
Music and Lyrics by Walter Scharf, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Henry Fonda (uncredited)
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Stewart and Fonda are good, but...
17 October 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Is "The Cheyenne Social Club" a comedy or action Western? Director Gene Kelly tries to combine the two with very uneven results. Cowboy James Stewart receives a letter telling him that he has inherited property from his late brother so he starts out for Cheyenne along with his buddy, Henry Fonda. It is only after he arrives that Stewart finds out the Cheyenne Social Club is not a boarding house or saloon as he supposed, but, well, something else. Director Kelly plays up the discomfort Stewart feels being the not so proud owner and his futile efforts to close the place down, but most of the jokes in that vein fall flat. That is not to say we can't find humor as, for example, Stewart changing his politics when he fancies himself as a businessman, or Fonda cracking nuts at inopportune moments. Fonda's speeches as the credits are rolling are hilarious. Stewart listens politely until he can't take any more and finally has to tell Fonda to shut up. The movie is at its best when these two old pros are interacting with one another.


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