The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)





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A lazy cowhand (James Stewart) and his laid-back partner (Henry Fonda) inherit a piece of property: the Cheyenne Social Club. After getting there, the two find out that everything about the place is a bit more social than they expected, especially the madam (Shirley Jones).
Classics , Comedy , Western
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National General Pictures

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James Stewart
as John O'Hanlan
Henry Fonda
as Harley Sullivan
Sue Ane Langdon
as Opal Ann
Elaine Devry
as Pauline
Robert Middleton
as Barkeep at Great Plains Saloon
Dabbs Greer
as Willowby
Jackie Russell
as Carrie Virginia
Robert J. Wilke
as Corey Bannister
Jackie Joseph
as Annie Jo
Sharon DeBord
as Sara Jean
Richard Collier
as Nathan Potter
Charles Tyner
as Charlie Bannister
Jean Willes
as Alice
Carl Reindel
as Pete Dodge
Jason Wingreen
as Dr. Carter
John Dehner
as Clay Carroll
Hal Baylor
as Barkeep at Lady of Egypt
Alberto Morin
as Ranch Foreman
Myron Healey
as Deuter
Hi Roberts
as Scared Man
Ed Pennybacker
as Teamster
Bill Hicks
as The Bannister Gang
Dean Smith
as Bannister Gang
William T. Hicks
as Bannister Gang
Bill Davis
as Bannister Gang
Walt Davis
as Bannister Gang
John Welty
as Bannister Gang
Arch Johnson
as Marshall Anderson
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Critic Reviews for The Cheyenne Social Club

All Critics (3)

As directed by Gene Kelly, this mildly amusing comedy Western benefits from the stature of Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.

Full Review… | May 4, 2011

The film is easy to criticize but hard to fault, if you know what I mean.

Full Review… | August 14, 2006
Movie Metropolis

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August 16, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Cheyenne Social Club


Jimmy Stewart plays John O'Hanlan, an aging Texan cowpoke who unexpectedly inherits the rowdiest whorehouse in Cheyenne. So Stewart quits his job in Texas and rides to Cheyenne to claim his inheritance and saddle pal Henry Fonda goes along for the ride. But John incurs the wrath of the whole town when he decides to close it down and turn it into a boarding house. That is, until the lawyer tells him that it must remain The Cheyenne Social Club due to an agreement his deceased brother had with the railroad, whose right of way the house sits on. Trouble ensues when John kills a cowboy who beat up "one of his girls." The man's relatives, predictably, come to town to avenge the death of their beloved kin. The movie is at its best when these two old pros are interacting with one another. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer


A great cast gives this a lift.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

I have watched this classic film so many times, I've lost count. If you don't watch it, you've missed something really wonderful. Yes, it is campy and pastel at times, but it is a great bit of fun.

Timothy O'Brien
Timothy O'Brien

Super Reviewer

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