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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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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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Imagine these two cowboys inheriting the one place in the west everyone wants to get their hands on .... "The Cheyenne Social Club." See more »


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Trivia

Features the only nude scene in a Jimmy Stewart movie. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

John O'Hanlan: I ain't comin out, and you ain't comin in and that's the way it's going to be all day!
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Connections

Edited into La classe américaine (1993) See more »

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One Dream
Music and Lyrics by Walter Scharf, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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Great Western Comedy
3 April 2010 | by soundtechproSee all my reviews

This is a great comedy western without being stupid satire and is nothing like Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks. I personally hate satire on a high level. This is a hilarious movie with a great cast of characters. I first saw this movie when I was very young. But to ensure before I rated that I didn't remember this movie as funny just because I was a kid. I recently viewed it again. I am 44 and thing it is hilarious. I enjoy mostly serious westerns but also love comedic westerns when they are done well. Other good movies are Maverick, Support Your Local Sheriff, Support Your Local Gunfighter and John Wayne's "McClintock". So if you don't like any westerns that have comedy then this will not be for you. Perhaps you just go more for gritty reality such as Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Unforgiven or classics such as True Grit and The Outlaw Josey Wales. But if you enjoy a laugh without being stupid satire you will like this movie. I am assuming that is why the reviews that have been written were mostly negative.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$107,300
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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