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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
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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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They made their own laws at "The Cheyenne Social Club" ... no wonder everyone's dying to get in! See more »


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12 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Geschossen wird ab Mitternacht  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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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

During the Bannister gang shootout, a long shot shows three of the gang shooting while previous close shots had reduced the gang to two members. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Potter: Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Sullivan!
Opal Ann: If you're looking for Harley, he's busy right now.
Nathan Potter: Well, where is he?
Opal Ann: Well, he was with Carrie Virginia a while ago... but now him and Pauline have struck up an acquaintance.
Opal Ann: [after Potter leaves to find Harley] That Harley! He's like a bad outlaw. Just keeps moving from place to place!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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One of the funniest movies ever made.
16 September 2001 | by (Edgewood, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

After many years in the military, seeing few movies, I am still catching up on old flicks thanks to videos. Discovering Cheyenne SC is worth all my efforts. Cliches and all, it is a pleasure to watch the interaction of these two old "pros," Stewart and Fonda, and the superb supporting cast. I view this film often and laugh each time. I live close to the Eaves Ranch set, which I understand was built or expanded primarily for Cheyenne SC and where most of the movie was filmed. The set has changed some and the water tower was demolished a couple years ago. There is a piece of RR track and a couple livestock cars there, and the town buildings still exist, having been used for dozens of other movies since "Cheyenne SC" including "Silverado" and "Wyatt Earp." Unfortunately the owner/builder of the set Mr. J.W. Eaves just passed away on August 8 this year.(2001) A memorial service was held at his movie town.


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