Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

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  • Cheyenne Social Club (1970)



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    James Stewart- Cheyenne Social Club

    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

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  • Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

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

    It's the story about an aging cowboy who inherits a brothel
    and decides to turn it into a respectable boarding house,
    against the wishes of both the townspeople and the ladies working there.

    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

    It's a movie highly desirable to spend 103 fun minutes.12 March 2010 | by psagray (Spain)

    PSA wrote:

    "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.
    Best Wishes
    London- England

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