In bed with Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. — The Cheyenne Social Club About Gene Kelly FansNews, videos, and commentary devoted to the dancer, choreographer, director extraordinaire. Find more about me on: Stephen Heise Gene was worried about directing two legends of the screen. Not that Gene wasn’t a legend of the musical genre, but Henry and Jimmy were legendary dramatic actors and Gene was worried they might use unspoken gestures and signals to just do their own thing on the set and ignore him. If you look at a picture of all three standing together, not in bed, Gene looks like he’s a foot shorter than the other two and he wanted ensure they respected him as the director. The movie was a hit and they all got along famously.