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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.

Director:

Gene Kelly

Writers:

James Lee Barrett, Davis Grubb (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... John O'Hanlan
Henry Fonda ... Harley Sullivan
Shirley Jones ... Jenny
Sue Ane Langdon ... Opal Ann
Elaine Devry ... Pauline
Robert Middleton ... Barkeep - Great Plains Saloon
Arch Johnson ... Marshal Anderson
Dabbs Greer ... Willowby
Jackie Russell ... Carrie Virginia
Jackie Joseph ... Annie Jo
Sharon DeBord Sharon DeBord ... Sara Jean (as Sharon De Bord)
Richard Collier ... Nathan Potter
Charles Tyner ... Charlie Bannister
Jean Willes ... Alice
Robert J. Wilke ... Corey Bannister
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Storyline

Out of the blue, the grizzled farm hand, John O'Hanlan, receives an unexpected letter from an unknown solicitor in the far off town of Cheyenne, Wyoming, informing him that he is the proud owner of the Cheyenne Social Club, now that his estranged brother, D.J., has passed away. Eager to trade in the dusty landscapes of 1867 Texas for an easy life as a businessman--and at the same time intrigued--John sets out on a long trip along with his best friend, Harley Sullivan, to create a better future for himself. Somehow, John's newest and only acquisition has both a good and a bad reputation; either way, the establishment's inexperienced manager now holds the fates of its loyal staff in his hands: a beautiful sextet of dedicated, and above all, popular female employees. However, is John cut out for business? Written by Nick Riganas

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That's what they called it in 1867 See more »


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschossen wird ab Mitternacht See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Pauline: I've heard it's better to give than receive. But, I'd a lot rather receive.
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Connections

Featured in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

One Dream
Music and Lyrics by Walter Scharf, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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One of the funniest movies ever made.
16 September 2001 | by gmaloney1See 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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