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Pony Soldier (1952)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  19 December 1952 (USA)
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In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, ... See full summary »

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Constable Duncan MacDonald
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Konah
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Natayo Smith
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Emerald Neeley
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Jess Calhoun
Anthony Numkena ...
Comes Running (as Anthony Earl Numkena)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ...
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Standing Bear
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In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, took two hostages for their safe return to Canada. But MacDonald, with only scout Natayo to help, will need all his diplomacy and then some to extract the captives from the midst of a thousand Cree. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Before the covered wagons...Before the charging cavalry...Rode the NORTHWEST MOUNTIE See more »

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19 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Der rote Reiter  »

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Film debut of Earl Holliman. See more »

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It is stated in the beginning that Duncan MacDonald speaks Cree, but then his adopted Indian son has a conversation with the captive white woman and they both understand one another! He didn't speak English and she didn't speak Cree. See more »

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The Maple Leaf Forver
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Thomas Gomez Was Fantastic
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greatly enjoyed this film which had great photography in Arizona and showed in great detail the Native American dwellings and customs. Tyrone Power(Constable Duncan MacDonald),"The Eddy Duchin Story",'56, played a young Canadian Mounted Police Constable who was on a mission to rescue settlers who were captured and held hostage. Thomas Gomez,(Natayo Smith),"Key Largo",'48 gave an outstanding performance as a guide to Duncan through the Indian country and demanded great rewards for his services. Penny Edwards,(Emerald Neeley),"Two Guys from Texas",'48 was the only white woman around and was greatly abused through out the entire picture. Despite all the conflicts among the Indians and the White folks, Duncan MacDonald was able to adopt a young boy as his son with the Indian community blessings. I have seen Thomas Gomez perform in many Classic films, but I truly enjoyed his great acting abilities in this film and regret he had a very short lived career.


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