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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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A little gem of Technicolor beauty... 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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Additional Details

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82 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Actor Stuart Randall, playing Standing Bear, had all his lines re-dubbed with another actor's voice after filming was completed. Apparently the producers finally realized that most Canadian Indians do not, like Randall, have a distinct Texas accent.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 »
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A little gem of Technicolor beauty..., 2 September 2000

The absence of a strong story line in the screenplay alleviates the overall effect of "Pony Soldier," but as filmed against a breathtaking Technicolor panorama, Joseph M Newman's film guarantees attention for its qualities of vivid action and the interesting authenticity with which life in last century times is depicted among the Cree Indians and the Mounted Police...

These sequences abound in effective atmosphere and are increased substantially by Newman's splendid choice of players (Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Gomez and Penny Edwards) to surround head man Tyrone Power (in a colorful uniform) assigned to stop a tribe of hostile Crees from going on wage war against the U. S. Cavalry...

The film - free from weeds - stands out as a little gem of Technicolor beauty... It contains: a spectacular attack on a wagon train; hostages held as a pledge; enraged Indians riding into the hills to burn at the stake a beautiful innocent girl; and a battle during which a handsome hero is saved by the arrow of an Indian lad...

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