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Pony Express (1953)

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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.

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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route that can get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in ten days. Along the way they must battle bad weather, hostile Indians and outlaws intent on robbing the mail and shutting down the entire operation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Le triomphe de Buffalo Bill  »

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Trivia

Although the real Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) and Wild Bill Hickock claimed to have won their spurs as young Pony Express riders, there is no evidence that they ever worked for the company. See more »

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The setting of the film is the beginning of the Pony Express, which ran from 1860 to 1861. Yet the Californian secessionists who try to stop the Pony Express's first-ever delivery use dynamite, which was not invented until 1867. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Hickok: Listen, Shorty, you follow the redhead and I'll marry you.
Denny Russell: Easy for you to say. You don't like women.
Wild Bill Hickok: That's right. Maybe that's why I'm so fond of you.
Denny Russell: Thanks. Go shoot yourself.
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Enjoyable Western based on factual account...
12 November 1999 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

In 1860, Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok joined their strength to establish a communication route with the East through a fresh and fast relay stations of young riders on horseback...

Charlton Heston plays the legendary mountain man, buffalo hunter, U. S. Army Scout and Indian fighter and backer of the 'Pony Express' from St. Joseph to Sacramento in only ten days... Forrest Tucker plays his friend Wild Bill Hickok, an U. S. Marshal who brought order to the frontier with many encounters with outlaws among them Michael Moore (Lance Hastings) and Henry Brandon (Cooper) whose plans are to destroy the relay stations and ambush the express riders...

The film is loaded with action scenes and amusing moments...

  • When Heston stops a stagecoach and tells the coachman: 'I'm Buffalo


Bill Cody.' 'Sure, and I'm Wild Bill Hickok,' replies the driver... Coming alongside and smiling, Heston says: 'Nope, You're not that ugly!'

  • When Heston meets Tucker arriving in town... Their courteous words


are replaced by a shooting game, a rare but funny expression of friendship, putting holes in each other's garments including Tucker's nine dollars expensive hat... 'It's fancier than shaking hands,' expresses Jan Sterling to Rhonda Fleming from the window of her hotel...

-When Jan Sterling comes into the presence of the famous 'Pair of Bills,' wishing to increase her impression on Buffalo Bill with a fancy pink dress... Seeing her, Heston notes: 'Why not you go back and put some clothes on!'

Rhonda Fleming plays Evelyn Hastings, the ravishing wealthy redhead, who falls in love with Heston, leaving alone her brother who never wanted the 'Pony Express' to get through..-

Jan Sterling plays the sincere pretty blonde who loves so much Buffalo Bill...

Filmed in Technicolor, this enjoyable Western, based on factual account, is adequately entertaining...


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