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The Cheyenne Social Club *** (1970, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Anne Langdon) – Classic Movie Review 3944

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James Stewart and Henry Fonda star as ageing wandering cowboys who inherit a whorehouse – the Cheyenne Social Club of the title – run by its feisty madame, Jenny (Shirley Jones).

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Prim and proper John O’Hanlan (Stewart) wants to close the whorehouse down, but lusty Harley Sullivan (Fonda) just wants to have fun.

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Producer-director Gene Kelly’s 1970 comedy Western vehicle for the two beloved old stars is appealing and easy-going, though probably a bit too easy-going.

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More comic wit in James Lee Barrett’s screenplay (from the novel by Davis Grubb) would have helped towards a better movie. But the attractive playing of the two old buddies, plus Jones, and Kelly’s pleasing direction certainly compensate.

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Also in the cast are Sue Anne Langdon, Robert Middleton, Arch Johnson, Dabbs Greer, Elaine Devry, Jackie Russell, Jackie Joseph and Sharon De Bord.

© Derek Winnert 2016 Classic Movie Review 3944

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