Cheyenne (1947)

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    • Cheyenne (1947)




      Plot Summary
      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

      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 ... Limpy Bill
      John Alvin ... Single Jack
      Monte Blue ... Timberline
      Anne O'Neal ... Miss Kittredge (as Ann O'Neal)
      Tom Fadden ... Charlie
      Britt Wood ... Swamper
      and many more...

      Raoul Walsh

      Writing Credits
      Alan Le May ... (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) and
      Thames Williamson ... (screenplay)
      Paul Wellman ... (story) (as Paul I. Wellman)

      Robert Buckner

      Max Steiner

      Sidney Hickox

      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.

      "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 22, 1948 with Dennis Morgan and Jane Wyman reprising their film roles.

      Boom mic visible
      When Ann is telling Wylie to get out of the bathtub, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen to dip down onto, then move off of the room partition between them.

      Revealing mistakes
      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.

      Filming Locations
      Sedona, Arizona, USA
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

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      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Cheyenne (1947)

      Cheyenne is a 1947 American romantic western film directed by Raoul Walsh.
      It stars Dennis Morgan and Jane Wyman.

      The film centers around the mysterious "poet" bandit, who robs Wells Fargo stagecoaches.
      The inspiration for this may have come from a notorious outlaw of similar methodology, Black Bart.

      User Review

      Got lost among other westerns with same name!
      13 December 2012 | by alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) (S. Paulo, Brazil)

      alex wrote:

      Dennis Morgan is a gambler forced in exchange for his freedom to capture a notorious outlaw who calls himself "The Poet" and leaves poems on the money box. On the hotel he meets Jane Wyman and they have a tempestuous relationship from the beginning, but that is what make the film so good. Wyman has a stern face, but when she smiles she melts Morgan and the spectators. Janis Paige is the other woman who in a way is prettier than Wyman, but lacks her stern charm (in the movie), but manages to sing very well. Arthur Kennedy is Sundance, an excellent bad guy, but in a minor role. Some very good scenes of the outlaws in numerous horses chasing the stagecoach, might even be stock footage. Very well built screenplay, will leave no one bored. Raoul Walsh directs and delivers a good western, that should be more known, but perhaps because of its title, got lost in time and in the the number of westerns that used the same name.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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