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John C. Higgins (screenplay)
Garnett Weston (story)
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Release Date:
19 December 1952 (USA) See more »
Before the covered wagons...Before the charging cavalry...Rode the NORTHWEST MOUNTIE See more »
In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission... See more » | Add synopsis »
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where color (and Power) counts the most See more (9 total) »


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Tyrone Power ... Constable Duncan MacDonald

Cameron Mitchell ... Konah

Thomas Gomez ... Natayo Smith

Penny Edwards ... Emerald Neeley

Robert Horton ... Jess Calhoun
Anthony Numkena ... Comes Running (as Anthony Earl Numkena)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... White Moon (as Adeline DeWalt Reynolds)
Howard Petrie ... Insp. Frazer
Stuart Randall ... Standing Bear
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Boone ... (uncredited)
Chief Bright Fire ... Indian (uncredited)

Frank DeKova ... Custin (uncredited)
Grady Galloway ... Shemawgun (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Tim Neeley (uncredited)
Muriel Landers ... Small Face, wife of Natayo (uncredited)
Carlos Loya ... Katatatsi (uncredited)

Michael Rennie ... Ending Narrator (uncredited)
Richard Shackleton ... Byran Neeley (uncredited)
Shooting Star ... Crier (uncredited)
Nipo T. Strongheart ... Medicine Man (uncredited)
Richard Thunder-Sky ... Indian (uncredited)
John War Eagle ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
Writing credits
John C. Higgins (screenplay)

Garnett Weston (story)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
Original Music by
Alex North 
Cinematography by
Harry Jackson 
Film Editing by
John W. McCafferty 
Art Direction by
Chester Gore 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Fred J. Rode 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
George Lane .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sid Bowen .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director
David Silver .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sonntag .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don Bechetti .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jack Stubbs .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Other crew
Leonard Doss .... technicolor color consultant
Nipo T. Strongheart .... technical advisor (as Chief Nipo T. Strongheart)
Frank Barton .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Bruce Carruthers .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Elmer Cassiday .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Al Leman .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Luther O'Brien .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Murray Steckler .... stand-in: Tyrone Power (uncredited)

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82 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Film debut of Earl Holliman.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
The Maple Leaf ForverSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
where color (and Power) counts the most, 3 June 2012
Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil

Pony Soldier is what you could call a Canadian western (about Mounties and which takes place in Canada) where what counts the most is the visual beauty. You have to remember this film was made before color TV, and when a lot of films where still made in black and white, so it was quite a thrill to watch the beautiful Canadian scenery, the red uniforms of the Mounties, also Indians impeccably dressed. The story about a Mountie's efforts to pacify the Indians, which had taken hostages, also flows easily, quite predictable, with no violent emotions to prevent you from enjoying the colors on the screen. Cameron Mitchell is so well made up as an Indian, that he is unrecognizable.

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