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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John O'Hanlan
... Harley Sullivan
... Jenny
... Opal Ann
... Pauline
... Barkeep - Great Plains Saloon
... Marshal Anderson
... Willowby
... Carrie Virginia
... Annie Jo
Sharon DeBord ... Sara Jean (as Sharon De Bord)
Richard Collier ... Nathan Potter
... Charlie Bannister
... Alice
... 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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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 »

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As John and Harley walk through town talking, shadows of the camera and crew are visible. See more »

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John O'Hanlan: I don't like to say this about my own brother, but he just never was what you'd call an outstanding citizen. The truth is, he, well, he wasn't worth the sweat on a waterbag.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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One Dream
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 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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