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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 99

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Friday, August 14, 1970
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ALL EDIT!: M The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Fri., Ang. 14,1970 Phil Strassberg TV movies today Stewart and Fonda make 'Social' fun The spirit may be willin' but the flesh must be weak because two stalwarts of the cinematic purple sage somehow got caught up in the purple permissiveness which has permeated the picture business and now can be seen — locally at the Pox Theater in downtown Phoenix — exercising their prowess in a Wyoming pleasure palace of a century ago. James Stewart and Henry Fonda, portraying a middle- aged "Odd Couple" of range wrangling buddies, are thrust into this frivolously humorous situation when, while branding a Texas longhorn one day, Jimmy receives a 2- y e a r -o 1 d letter announcing that he's inherited the Cheyenne Social Club from his departed brother. Naturally he assumes it's a saloon and sets out for the 1,000-mile ride to become "a person of property." The property turns out to be the busiest, busiest, b u s 11 i n g and most beautifully appointed bordello west of St. Louis. Sidekick Hank Fonda, who has come along for the ride, joins Jimmy in eye-bulging awe as the half-dozen bosomy beauts bat their lashes at the new boss. BUT JIMMY is somewhat sanctimonious and desires to turn the bawdy house into a boarding house. Between the town's anger, getting jailed and the seductive blandishments of the sexy sextet, Stewart succumbs and resignedly settles down to being a proper proprietor. But hold on just one moment. That's not the end of it. It's a Western, isn't it? And Stewart and Fonda have to be hankering for a hot Shootout. Two are served up. One takes place when a sadistic sidewinder beats up one of "my girls," as Jimmy comes to call his brood. Though in "The Cheyenne Social Club" (that's the name of the film, folks), Jimmy's cast as the slowest gun in the West. With a nutty freak noise — Fonda's habit of cracking pecans between his palms — distracting the dastard's draw, Stewart's shooting sends him to Boot Hill. The second Shootout occurs when the dead man's kinfolk come a-callin' for revenge. With Fonda's aid, they're done in — in a rather amusing gunfight scene. As the range war looms as a steady thing, Jimmy sees cowpunch- ing as a much easier way of life. So, after legitimately fuming over the place to the damsels, he and Fonda ride off from the brothel to resume their brotherly love on the Texas range. MANY STEWART-FONDA fans may take offense at their heroes' seeming march away from morality. But it appears that both veteran stars made the movie in order to etch different characterizations. They also seem to go through the sexy scenes FISH FRY ALL YOU CAN EAT! Ivtry Friday SI 35 1 lt'«D*net«ut .. 300 BOWL I Till AW. MM 27t-23N SANDS HOTEL PARTY LOUNGE Bill Cyril's Trio featuring "Swing Rhythm" M) HSWN !• WMdtrfulto4oiictto SANDS HOTEL 3320 I. VM IHIM Ask about our cxctlUnt lanquat Faciliti** Friday Night 0«nc« to th« Rock Music "THE (COLLECTION" •t * D«nc»— -Swim— Surf I P.M.^-Mi jnight $1.10 !.».'», fl. 1500 N. H*yd«n Rd., Saturday Night Ik 4" ROCK BANDS IN CONCERT 7 James Stewart with tongue-in-cheek temperament. Fonda, cast as a windy conversationalist similar to the parts Walter Brennan cavorted in 20 years ago, plays well against the more serious portrayal by Stewart. In fact, it would appear that director Gene Kelly didn't have to do much in the scenes where it's strictly the two pros in camera range. It was as if they had been working together for ages. They have worked together previously in several films such as "F i r e c r e e k" and "When the West Was Won." But certainly not as forcefully as here. It is a distinct pleasure to watch this pair's delightful emoting. GENE KELLY'S direction does have its limitations but, fortunately, the film runs a mere hour and 43 minutes. Perhaps the former actor's megaphoning talents lie more in the direction of musical comedies. "The Cheyenne Social Club" which, despite its very few sexual allusions, received a GP rating, definitely does not rate as one of the better movies of 1970. But it sure has some fun moments — thanks to Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. MARY STUART Your QUEEN of Sonjt Ployt piano, organ and ilngt your iavoritai nightly in lh« lounge. MOTOR HOTELi 411 North Ittttftat 2 p.m. (5) "No Hands on the Clock"; 1941; Chester Morris, Jean Parker: Neat mystery about a detective on his honeymoon in Reno who takes a case involving the murder of a beautiful red- haired woman. 8 p.m. (5) "Tea for Two"; 1950; Doris Day, Gordon MacRae: Mildly diverting musical comedy based on the '20s play "No', No Nannette" (c). 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