6.3/10
47
2 user 2 critic

The Pony Express (1925)

Traitorous California Senator tries to use the newly founded Pony Express to further his plans for a California Republic, but Unionist Frisco Jack will try to stop him.

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Henry James Forman (story), Walter Woods (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Betty Compson ... Molly Jones
Ricardo Cortez ... Jack Weston
Ernest Torrence ... 'Ascension' Jones
Wallace Beery ... Rhode Island Red
George Bancroft ... Jack Slade
Frank Lackteen ... Charlie Bent
Johnny Fox Johnny Fox ... Billie Cody (as John Fox Jr.)
William H. Turner ... William Russell (as William Turner)
Al Hart ... Senator Glen (as Albert Hart)
Charles Gerson Charles Gerson ... Sam Clemens
Rose Tapley ... Aunt
Vondell Darr Vondell Darr ... Baby
Learn more

More Like This 

Pony Express (1953)
History | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling
Doomsday (1928)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the English countryside, young woman Mary Viner has an opportunity to marry Arnold Furze, the hard working but lonely owner of the oddly named Doomsday Farm. He sacrifices a treasured ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Florence Vidor, Gary Cooper, Lawrence Grant
Noah's Ark (1928)
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck
Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An executive lets an attractive cook talk him into taking a job as butler.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

U. S. Cavalry Lieutenant Ranson belittles the exploits of a bandit known as "The Red Rider," and boasts to his fellow officers that he could hold up a stagecoach with a pair of scissors. ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Anders Randolf
Old Ironsides (1926)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

Director: James Cruze
Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery
Flesh (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Gifted German wrestler Polokai falls in love with ex-con Laura, who persuades him to emigrate to America and gets him involved with crooked promoters.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Wallace Beery, Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley
Bare Knees (1928)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young married woman in a small town is visited by her sister, a single "flapper" who causes a scandal in town with her bobbed hair and short skirts. She attracts the attentions of some of... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Virginia Lee Corbin, Donald Keith, Jane Winton
Daytime Wives (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Emile Chautard
Stars: Derelys Perdue, Wyndham Standing, Grace Darmond
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A farmer, unhappy with his life, decides to go the city to try and make his fortune. He takes a friend along with him. The two of them become successful, but that success brings other, ... See full summary »

Director: Glen Lyons
Stars: Norman Kerry, Miriam Cooper, Andrew Hicks
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chased by Detective Murray and the posse, a wounded Jim Drake heads across the border into Mexico where he recuperates with the Wolfe's. When Murray arrives again, Jim heads into the desert... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Hal Taliaferro, Peggy Montgomery, William Dyer
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Henry Williams, out in Arizona looking for a cure for his imaginary ills, stops at the ranch of Jud Morgan, and decides to stay. Jud's daughter, Sally, attracts his attention, although she ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Sidney
Stars: Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Traitorous California Senator tries to use the newly founded Pony Express to further his plans for a California Republic, but Unionist Frisco Jack will try to stop him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gunplay | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The Rockies and Sierras, sunshine and snow, love and hate, men and beasts, war and peace- all rolled into a character picture which will never be duplicated. (Print Ad- The Blair Press,((Blair, Wisconsin)) 10 December 1925)

Genres:

Western

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Following the successful telecasts of Othello (1922) and The Eagle (1925), New York City's WJZ (Channel 7), began a weekly series of Sunday evening silent film feature presentations, shown more or less in their entirety, which aired intermittently for the next twelve months. This feature, at least the edited Kodascope Version, which would have been all that was available at that time, was initially broadcast Sunday 28 November 1948, and, like the rest of the series, aired simultaneously on sister stations WFIL (Channel 6) (Philadelphia) and freshly launched WAAM (Channel 13) (Baltimore), an innovation at the time; the following week's selection would be The Drop Kick (1927). See more »

Connections

Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

User Reviews

 
Bad History Great Spectacle
29 April 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Cruze attempted to follow up the success of THE COVERED WAGON with this rousing story of the founding of the Pony Express in the early days of the Civil War. Plenty of talent is entertainingly displayed, from Wallace Beery as "Rhode Island Red" (puh-leeze!) at his coyest and the ever-delightful Betty Compson to excellent camera-work by Karl Brown. But a script devoted more to fanciful attempts by the Knights of the Golden Circle -- a sort of Ur-Ku Klux Klan -- to lynch their way to power, random road agents and the assertion that a running man with a revolver can shoot down three stationary men with rifles makes hash of the entire show.

Still, if you enjoy the sort of piffle that suffused the western for many years, you will enjoy this Cecil B. Demille sort of western And if you can find a clean copy of this work it is a delight to the eyes.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Correio a Cavalo See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$271,112
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed