MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 439 this week

Pony Express (1953)

 -  History | Western  -  May 1953 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 547 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 9 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pony Express" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pony Express (1953)

Pony Express (1953) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pony Express.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An adventurer searchers for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles.

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey
Jivaro (1954)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Fernando Lamas, Rhonda Fleming, Brian Keith
Crosswinds (1951)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Adventurer tries to recover gold from sunken plane.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young Texas Man who saw his father get killed by a group of bandits, decides years later to go to work for the Pony Express. But he is not just working around the country to deliver mail,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Totten
Stars: Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Buck Taylor
Diamond Head (1963)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris
Dark City (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors
Will Penny (1968)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

1863. Texas Ranger Todd Croyden and Union spy Whitney Randolph cross into Mexico to investigate a growing struggle for power between the French-supported Maximilian and the native-born ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Dennis O'Keefe
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: James Cruze
Stars: Betty Compson, Ricardo Cortez, Ernest Torrence
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Evelyn Hastings
...
Denny Russell
...
Michael Moore ...
Rance Hastings
Porter Hall ...
Richard Shannon ...
Red Barrett
...
Joe Cooper
Stuart Randall ...
Pemberton
Lewis Martin ...
Sgt. Russell
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

GALLOPING THRILLS! A mighty adventure when America's destiny rode in the saddle bags of the...PONY EXPRESS See more »

Genres:

History | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pony-Express  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Charlton Heston is billed as 'Captain William Frank "Buffalo Bill" Cody. "Buffalo Bill"'s full name was William Frederick Cody. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Hastings: Mr. Cody, Mr. Cody, I can never thank you enough.
Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody: Sure you can if you want to.
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Pony Express (1925) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Forget they are named Cody, Hickock, Jim Bridger and enjoy a good western.
23 August 2009 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The story of the Pony Express is one of the most interesting and fascinating stories of the west. California at that time was totally isolated, and would get the news from the government many months later, thus many people would be for secession, because they did not believe they could be governed like that. There was no telegraph, so they decided to pick those skinny guys, the equivalent of today's jockeys, and make them alternate, also switching horses, so in ten days the express mail would get from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento. Now you might ask what Buffalo Bill (Charlton Heston), Wild Bill Hicock (Forrest Tucker) and a sort of Calamity Jane named Denny (Jan Sterling) fit into this and the answer will be marketing. Famous western names would please the crowds. I would have wished for a more serious film, but I can't deny the film is entertaining, fast paced, colorful and with a lot of action, The scenes where the pony express is shown are very good. I just was hoping for a more historical and serious film, but who knows, one day they will make it.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pony Express (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?