MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,586 this week

The Red Pony (1949)

Passed  -  Drama | Family | Western  -  28 March 1949 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 682 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 13 critic

A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.

Director:

Writers:

(by), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Beau Bridges Gets Walk of Fame Star
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 113 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 Apr 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Red Pony" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Red Pony (1949)

The Red Pony (1949) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Red Pony.

User Polls

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Billy Buck
...
Grandfather
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Mr. Fred Tiflin
Peter Miles ...
Tom
...
Teacher
Melinda Byron ...
Jinx Ingals (as Patty King)
Jackie Jackson ...
Jackie
...
Beau
Don Reynolds ...
Little Brown Jug (as Little Brown Jug)
Nino Tempo ...
Nino
Tommy Sheridan ...
Dale
Edit

Storyline

In the coast range mountains on the western edge of the Salinas Valley is a ranch where Tom, a lad of about ten, longs for a pony. He lives with his mom, who was born there, her dad, a talkative pioneer who misses the old West, Tom's dad Fred Tiflin, who comes from the city and after years on the ranch doesn't feel at home there, and Billy, their trusted hand, a real cowboy. While Fred has to sort out whether he wants to stay a rancher and come to terms with his son being closer to Billy than to himself, Tom gets a pony and learns directly about responsibility and loss. What lessons can each learn, and are tragedy and hard choices all that life offers? Are laughter and joy anywhere? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Steinbeck's The Red Pony  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The 81-day shooting schedule was at the time the longest and costliest for Republic Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Alice opens the lunch box to find a small snake inside. The snake is clearly hanging out of the box, but in the next angle it is fully inside. See more »

Crazy Credits

and introducing Peter Miles as Tom See more »

Connections

Version of The Red Pony (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Marche Militaire
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert
Played on piano by Myrna Loy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining Film
29 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard for me to believe this is a John Steinbeck novel and screen play, it is the complete opposite of anything that Steinbeck has ever written. Myrna Loy, (Alice Tiffin) plays a rather quite woman who lived in the Salinas Valley all her life and is a very calm mother with her son Tom and her aging father who repeats stories over and over again until I even got tired of hearing the grandfather, (Louis Calhern) repeat his lines over and over again. Alice Tiffin's husband came from San Jose, California and is beginning to drift away from the ranch and wants to work with his brother who lives in San Jose. Robert Mitchum, (Billy Buck) plays an outstanding role and seems to be the only person who puts his heart and soul into this picture. Louis Calhern gave a great supporting role and I just think that Myrna Loy did not belong in this film.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Buzzard Pamactress
Original Score nenue
Discuss The Red Pony (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?