The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

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    • The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas
      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      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

      Full Cast
      James Stewart ... John O'Hanlan
      Henry Fonda ... Harley Sullivan
      Shirley Jones ... Jenny
      Sue Ane Langdon ... Opal Ann
      Elaine Devry ... Pauline
      Robert Middleton ... Barkeeper - Great Plains Saloon
      Arch Johnson ... Marshal Anderson
      Dabbs Greer ... Jedediah W. Willowby
      Jackie Russell ... Carrie Virginia
      Jackie Joseph ... Annie Jo
      Sharon DeBord ... Sara Jean (as Sharon De Bord)
      Richard Collier ... Nathan Potter
      Charles Tyner ... Charlie Bannister
      Jean Willes ... Alice
      Robert J. Wilke ... Corey Bannister
      Carl Reindel ... Pete Dodge
      J. Pat O'Malley ... Dr. Michael Foy
      Jason Wingreen ... Dr. Farley Carter
      Hal Baylor ... Barkeep - Lady of Egypt
      Charlotte Stewart ... Mae
      Alberto Morin ... Ranch Foreman
      Myron Healey ... Deuter
      Warren J. Kemmerling ... Kohler (as Warren Kemmerling)
      Dick Johnstone ... Mr. C.Y. Yancey
      Phil Mead ... Cook
      Hi Roberts ... Scared Man
      Ed Pennybacker ... Teamster
      Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Hansen (as Red Morgan)
      Dean Smith ... The Bannister Gang
      Bill Hicks ... The Bannister Gang
      Bill Davis ... The Bannister Gang
      Walt Davis ... The Bannister Gang
      John Welty ... The Bannister Gang
      Fred Aldrich ... Bartender (uncredited)
      Richard Alexander ... Little Egypt Saloon Table Extra (uncredited)
      Frank Baker ... White-Bearded Saloon Patron (uncredited)
      Danny Borzage ... Barfly (uncredited)
      John Dehner ... Clay Carroll (uncredited)
      Sam Edwards ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
      Ben Frommer ... Barfly (uncredited)
      Jeffrey Sayre ... Saloon Extra (uncredited)
      Phil Schumacher ... Bartender (uncredited)
      Hal Taggart ... Saloon Table Extra (uncredited)
      Max Wagner ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
      Dan White ... Saloon Extra (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      James Lee Barrett (written by)
      Davis Grubb novel

      Original Music
      Walter Scharf

      William H. Clothier

      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.

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

      The political subtext was a reference to the real life political differences of James Stewart and Henry Fonda.

      In the last scene, when John receives a letter while working a cattle roundup, the letter is sealed when it's handed to him, but when he takes off his work glove to take the letter out of the envelope and read it, the flap is unsealed, as if it never had been sealed at all.

      As John and Harley sit at the table waiting for their steaks after the gunfight, John pours Harley then himself a whiskey, the color of the which is pale. When John talks to the Marshal moments later, he holds up his glass, and the whiskey is a shade darker. In the next shot of John and Harley, John's whiskey is back to its original color.

      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.

      Crew or equipment visible
      As John and Harley walk through town talking, shadows of the camera and crew are visible.

      Errors in geography
      There are no mountains in the immediate vicinity of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

      Revealing mistakes
      When John and Harley are crossing the railroad tracks to see the Cheyenne Social Club for the first time, it is apparent from the camera angle that the last structure on the right is only a facade with no building behind it.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Bonanza Creek Ranch - 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
      Eaves Movie Ranch - 105 Rancho Alegre Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
      Samuel Goldwyn Studios - 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA
      Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

      Watch this clip

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

      The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy film
      written by James Lee Barrett and directed and produced by Gene Kelly,
      starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones.

      Set in a brothel with suggestive dialogue, the movie was one of the
      few off-color screen ventures for Stewart,
      who specifically suggested that his friend Fonda be cast; they had most recently worked together two years previously
      in Firecreek. Stewart and Fonda's first film together had been the musical comedy
      On Our Merry Way (1948), and they had also both appeared in How the West Was Won (1962)
      but had no scenes together despite playing best friends.

      The Movie was shot at the Bonanza Creek Ranch and Eaves Movie Ranch outside Santa Fe, New Mexico (exteriors),
      and the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood, California (interiors).

      User Review
      16 September 2001 | by gmaloney1 (Edgewood, New Mexico)

      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.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

      As much as I have always loved the two of them since I was old enough to remember TV, I imagine I will love this no matter how good it is, LOL. Did yall know that there was a record and book out about Winnie the Pooh about 1956 or so. Jimmy Stewart did the voices for all. I can still hear him say,
      "Rum tum tiddle liddle lum tum tum", which meant to turn the page in the book! And when Tigger, the baby Tiger got tangled up in the tablecloth, Jimmy's interpretation of what a frightened baby Tiger sounded like was priceless! Now THAT is something I should search for, LOL! KPKEITH
      Thanks LasBugas, Bill, and Keith. KPKEITH

      Looked it up and listened. Jimmy was only the narrator, LOL. Children's minds!

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