James Stewart and Henry Fonda
If you know anything about my old Hollywood favorites, you know that James Stewart and Henry Fonda are two of my favorite all-time actors (male… I make this distinction because many people have taken to calling ALL actors and actresses “actors”). While I have other favorites (John Wayne, Melvyn Douglas, James Garner, Humphrey Bogart to name a few), these two never budge from the top two spots.
It just occurred to me, this seems like a particularly unusual post among all the Christmas ones, doesn’t it?! Can’t help it… I’m unusual, myself, so I gravitate to the unusual.
I recently revisited this wonderful movie, which explains why it’s on my mind. It’s absolutely wonderful and the entire cast is outstanding – particularly Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Shirley Jones, and Sue Ane Langdon.
The wonderful James Stewart and Henry Fonda (who happened to be very close friends) made three movies together:
- On Our Merry Way (1948)
- Firecreek (1968)
- The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
I wish they had made more, but this fan will take what she can get!
The hilarious and FUN The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) is my favorite of the three but, as you could guess, I love all three. The Cheyenne Social Club was directed by the legendary actor Gene Kelly (not gonna lie, this has always fascinated me) and also stars Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Dabs Greer, Elaine Devry, Jackie Joseph (best-remembered as Ramona, Ernest T. Bass’ girlfriend on The Andy Griffith Show), Jackie Russell, and Sharon DeBord.
Robert Middleton, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart
You can find a James Stewart and Henry Fonda “Double Feature” DVD Set on Amazon – The Cheyenne Social Club and Firecreek (Amazon link). When you’re two favorite actors are Henry Fonda and James Stewart like mine are, this is just the kind of double feature you’re looking for!
Shirley Jones and James Stewart