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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 overview, first billed only:
Harley Sullivan
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Opal Ann
Elaine Devry ...
Barkeeper - Great Plains Saloon
Marshal Anderson
Jedediah W. Willowby
Jackie Russell ...
Carrie Virginia
Jackie Joseph ...
Annie Jo
Sharon DeBord ...
Sara Jean (as Sharon De Bord)
Richard Collier ...
Nathan Potter
Charlie Bannister
Corey Bannister


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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Release Date:

12 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Geschossen wird ab Mitternacht  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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Final film of Richard Alexander. See more »


As John and Harley sit at the table waiting for their steaks after the gunfight, John pours Harley then himself a whiskey, the color of the which is pale. When John talks to the Marshal moments later, he holds up his glass, and the whiskey is a shade darker. In the next shot of John and Harley, John's whiskey is back to its original color. See more »


John O'Hanlan: You ever hear about what we do down in Texas to a man who beats up on a woman?
Corey Bannister: Suppose you tell me?
John O'Hanlan: We drag him through cactus.
Corey Bannister: No cactus around here.
John O'Hanlan: So I noticed.
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Music and Lyrics by Walter Scharf, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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It's a movie highly desirable to spend 103 fun minutes.
12 March 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"John", (James Stewart) a cowboy from Texas, after the death of his brother receives an unusual legacy: The Cheyenne social club. When "John", to which accompanies his inseparable friend "Sullivan" (Henry Fonda), another cowboy from Texas who leads riding more than 10 years at his side, decides to go in search of the business of his brother discovers that it is a Club of joyful girls with a great tradition in the region.

Two masters of the interpretation, James Stewart and Henry Fonda, there are cited in this atypical but fun western where a lot of jokes and comical attitudes, in addition to a multitude of absurd situations, accompanied by some secondary players very good. It also appreciates good decorated and magnificent affairs in the first drawings of the film.

Gene Kelly, an expert dancer and choreographer, "Singin' in the Rain" dares to lead this western with excellent results, and offers us here an entertaining comedy without major claims.

The 70 was an apocalyptic decade for the western. The great directors had died or were withdrawn from cinema. Only John Wayne and Clint Eastwood continued to westerns. This is why we admire decision of Gene Kelly to make an original film, little sight and sound touches of humor.

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