THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB
PRODUCED BY JAMES LEE BARRETT/ GENE KELLY
DIRECTED BY GENE KELLY
NATIONAL GENERAL PICTURES
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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
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)
James Lee Barrett (written by)
Davis Grubb novel
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.
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.
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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