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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 »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Ed Landers turned around to shoot uphill at James Wylie who was coming in behind him, his gun went off before he was turned halfway around, when it was still pointed at the ground. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Always Together (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
(uncredited)
Written by William Cool White
Played during the poker game at the beginning
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Just a little added note.
3 April 2004 | by scottebearSee all my reviews

It was all said above. This is a rewarding movie to watch with good depth. I'd just like to add that the removal of Arthur Kennedy half way through the film, just as Alan Hale finally makes an entrance, is interesting. It's almost as though Raoul was having a hard time with Mr. Kennedy and had a part written to replace him with the `Skipper's' dad.

The ending is a wee bit of a surprise only because just as it looks like thing may not turn out the way we expect them too, they do. Yes Mr. Walsh did make many memorable westerns (I've seen the majority of them) but it's almost as though he was trying to move into another direction with this picture. Weather audiences appreciated it or not are still to be seen.

Scotty Jensen Racine, WI. USA


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