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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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Evelyn Hastings
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Denny Russell
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Michael Moore ...
Rance Hastings
Porter Hall ...
Richard Shannon ...
Red Barrett
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Joe Cooper
Stuart Randall ...
Pemberton
Lewis Martin ...
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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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May 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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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In a scene where Charlton Heston and Forrest Tucker mount their horses and take out their rifles the action is repeated when the camera cuts to a close up on them. See more »

Quotes

Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody: [to Indians] Next time send your chief Yellow Hand after me.
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Remake of The Pony Express (1925) See more »

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Pony Express (1953) **
26 March 2013 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

** out of ****

Fairly ordinary 1860s Western tells a fictional account of how the Pony Express Mail Delivery System was founded, helped along by Buffalo Bill Cody (Charlton Heston) and Wild Bill Hickok (Forrest Tucker). A young Heston's determined and self-assured characterization makes for some enjoyment early on in the picture, though the second half becomes somewhat routine with typical "Cowboys and Indians" confrontations. Forrest Tucker doesn't invest as much in his Hickok personage. The leading women are Rhonda Fleming and Jan Sterling, both of whom are rivals who are sweet on Buffalo Bill. Sterling's is the more engaging of the two, and we can't help but feel sorry for her as the young tomboy whose infatuation for Heston goes unrequited.


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