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Cheyenne (1947)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 6 June 1947 (USA)
Wells Fargo stages are being robbed by 'The Poet' and no one can find out who he is. Wylie is a gambler who is found by the sheriff and gives him the option of going back to a questionable ... See full summary »


Raoul Walsh


Alan Le May (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay), Thames Williamson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ... James Wylie
Jane Wyman ... Ann Kincaid
Janis Paige ... Emily Carson
Bruce Bennett ... Ed Landers
Alan Hale ... Fred Durkin
Arthur Kennedy ... The Sundance Kid
John Ridgely ... Chalkeye
Barton MacLane ... Webb Yancey
Tom Tyler ... Pecos
Bob Steele ... Bucky
John Compton John Compton ... Limpy Bill
John Alvin ... Single Jack
Monte Blue ... Timberline
Anne O'Neal Anne O'Neal ... Miss Kittredge (as Ann O'Neal)
Tom Fadden ... Charlie


Wells Fargo stages are being robbed by 'The Poet' and no one can find out who he is. Wylie is a gambler who is found by the sheriff and gives him the option of going back to a questionable trial in Carson City or finding 'The Poet' for the stage line. Wylie decides to look for the outlaw and he rides out in the stage with Ann and Emily to Cheyenne. He soon finds that the Sundance gang is waiting for 'The Poet' so he impersonates him and finds that Ann is the wife of the outlaw. Wylie is concerned about the gang, 'The Poet' and Ann. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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LOVE AND ACTION RIDE HAND-IN-HAND! (original print ad - all caps)


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

6 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheyenne See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The TV series Cheyenne (1955) starring Clint Walker was supposedly "based on" this film, although there is no actual connection beyond Warner Brothers' owning the title. See more »


When Ann is telling Wylie to get out of the bathtub, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen to dip down onto, then move off of the room partition between them. See more »


Referenced in Always Together (1947) See more »


Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
Written by William Cool White
Played during the poker game at the beginning
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18 July 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

That's how you supposedly pronounce Cheyenne. Wanted man Dennis Morgan (Jim) is given a second chance by lawman Barton MacLane (Yancey) if Morgan heads to Shy-Anne and leads him to "The Poet" who is robbing stagecoaches. This poet is even upsetting the local bad gang headed up by Arthur Kennedy (Sundance). Every time Sundance pulls a robbery, "The Poet" has beaten him to it and left him a poem in the treasure trunk. Every time. Ha ha. That's pretty cheeky. Anyway, Kennedy wants to team up with this guy and carry out some big hold-ups. Morgan has to find and capture the poet and gets involved with a couple of ladies on the way – Jane Wyman (Ann) and Janis Paige (Emily). You know these two ladies are going to figure in the story just a little more than on that initial stagecoach ride into Shy-Anne….

This film is entertaining and contains a great saloon song – "Going Back to Old Cheyenne" – as sung by Janis Paige. The film leads you through its journey with action, drama, comedy and various set pieces and the overall result is a good western.

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