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The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

GP  -  Comedy | Western  -  12 June 1970 (USA)
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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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John O'Hanlan
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Harley Sullivan
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Jenny
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Opal Ann
Elaine Devry ...
Pauline
Robert Middleton ...
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
Jean Willes ...
Alice
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Corey Bannister
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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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Geschossen wird ab Mitternacht  »

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This is the only film Henry Fonda made in which he sings under the main title. See more »

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Six Banisters ride into town. Six are killed and one rides away. See more »

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Clay Carroll: Not many men would have the guts to close down a historical monument.
John O'Hanlan: What historical monument is that, Mr. Carroll?
Clay Carroll: The Cheyenne Social Club - that's the historical monument!
John O'Hanlan: The Cheyenne Social Club is a...
Clay Carroll: It was there when there wasn't a railroad for 300 miles. It withstood prairie fires and Indian attacks. And the first ounce, O'Hanlan, the first ounce of gold discovered in this territory was spent wisely and well at the Cheyenne Social Club. And you? You come up here from Texas and close ...
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Rolling Stone
Music and Lyrics by Walter Scharf, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Henry Fonda (uncredited)
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The calming influence of Stewart and Fonda
7 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

No matter how many movies teamed Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda, it was not enough. Gene Kelly directs the pair here in a simple story of long-time friendship in the Old West, familiar ground, sure, but a story that always brings a smile to my face.

When John O'Hanlan (Stewart) discovers that his long lost brother has died, he's surprised to find that he has inherited a business. Enthusiastically he crosses the country from Texas to Cheyenne to become ‘a man of property', just what he's always wanted.

But the Cheyenne Social Club, his business, is a brothel. The premiere brothel in this boom town, sure, but that's not exactly what O'Hanlan had in mind. Thankfully his riding partner Harley Sullivan (Fonda) has tagged along, Harley may have his own point of view on most things, but he does smooth out many of the rough spots they encounter along the way.

Story is predictable, the climax is anti-climatic, but, who cares when you get to see these on-screen buddies in a buddy movie defined.


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