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The Red Pony
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Writers:
John Steinbeck (by)
John Steinbeck (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 March 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Entertaining Film See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Myrna Loy ... Alice Tiflin

Robert Mitchum ... Billy Buck

Louis Calhern ... Grandfather
Shepperd Strudwick ... Mr. Fred Tiflin
Peter Miles ... Tom

Margaret Hamilton ... Teacher
Melinda Byron ... Jinx Ingals (as Patty King)
Jackie Jackson ... Jackie

Beau Bridges ... Beau
Don Reynolds ... Little Brown Jug (as Little Brown Jug)
Nino Tempo ... Nino
Tommy Sheridan ... Dale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Borden ... Circus performer (uncredited)
Dolores Castle ... Gert (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Truck driver (uncredited)

Alvin Hammer ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
Gracie Hanneford ... Circus performer (uncredited)
Poodles Hanneford ... Clown (uncredited)
Bill Quinlan ... Ben (uncredited)
George Tyne ... Charlie (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lewis Milestone 
 
Writing credits
John Steinbeck (by)

John Steinbeck (screenplay)

Produced by
Lewis Milestone .... producer
Charles K. Feldman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Aaron Copland 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keller 
 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Art Direction by
Victor Greene 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (set decorations)
Charles S. Thompson (set decorations) (as Charles Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Gray .... hair stylist
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Louise Landmier .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nate Watt .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Aldrich .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound
Howard Wilson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special photographic effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glen Kaiser .... grip (uncredited)
Donald Biddle Keyes .... still photographer (uncredited)
Thomas Morris .... camera operator (uncredited)
Sid Swaney .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... costumes
 
Music Department
R. Dale Butts .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nathan Scott .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Francis Cugat .... associate Technicolor color director
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Norman Lloyd .... assistant to producer
Don Weis .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Steinbeck's The Red Pony" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: cut by 11 sec) (2010) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2010) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #12907) | West Germany:6
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The 81-day shooting schedule was at the time the longest and costliest for Republic Pictures.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
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Soundtrack:
Shall We Gather at the River?See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Film, 29 January 2008
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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.

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