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Pony Express (1953)

 -  History | Western  -  May 1953 (USA)
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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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"Their achievement can only be equaled...never excelled." ABRAHAM LINCOLN See more »

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History | Western

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Trivia

The real Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) was only 14 when the Pony Express was established. See more »

Goofs

The founders of the Pony Express were not William Cody and James Butler Hickok but William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors. Hickok wasn't a rider for the Pony Express he only worked as a stockman 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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Remake of The Pony Express (1925) See more »

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Pony express was a great thing but the movie wasn't.
29 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Charles Marquis Warren is one of the worst western scriptwriters.Responsible(also for directing it) for the very mediocre -and a bit racist- "Arrowshead"-which featured Heston as well,he wrote an even more dreadful story here.Will Cody must be turning in his grave! The story is incoherent,every sequence seems to be the beginning of the film,there's the de rigueur (check "Arrowshead") Heston/Indian fight,and Jan Sterling's part is so thin it's a wonder she can do something with it(This actress found her best role in Wilder's masterpiece "the big carnival").Only the last sequences of the mail might redeem that,but the "writer" wanted a "moving" ending so he spoils everything .

You'll always be better off with Cecil B.De Mille's "the plainsman"(1936)with Gary Cooper ,Jean Arthur and James Ellison,as far as Buffalo Bill is concerned.Hickock 's character is also featured,and on top of that ,Calamity Jane in the flesh.


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