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Pony Soldier (1952)

Approved | | Western | 19 December 1952 (USA)
In 1876, a Canadian North West Mounted Police Constable must obtain the release of white hostages captured by the Cree tribes that are raiding Montana from their Canadian reservation.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

John C. Higgins (screenplay), Garnett Weston (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Constable Duncan MacDonald
Cameron Mitchell ... Konah
Thomas Gomez ... Natayo Smith
Penny Edwards ... Emerald Neeley
Robert Horton ... Jess Calhoun
Anthony Numkena Anthony Numkena ... Comes Running (as Anthony Earl Numkena)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... White Moon (as Adeline DeWalt Reynolds)
Howard Petrie ... Insp. Frazer
Stuart Randall ... Standing Bear
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Storyline

In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, took two hostages for their safe return to Canada. But MacDonald, with only scout Natayo to help, will need all his diplomacy and then some to extract the captives from the midst of a thousand Cree. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

Before the covered wagons...Before the charging cavalry...Rode the NORTHWEST MOUNTIE See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der rote Reiter See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Earl Holliman. See more »

Goofs

MacDonald states that a mirage is when the sky acts like a mirror showing water that is far away to appear closer. A mirage is a refracted image of the sky on the ground that appears as water. See more »

Quotes

Small Face, wife of Natayo: Where are you going, Natayo, my husband?
Natayo Smith: Across the medicine line to see the new pony soldiers at Fort Walsh. This evil that has happened to these ranchers may be good fortune for us.
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Soundtracks

The Maple Leaf Forver
(uncredited)
Written by Alexander Muir
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where color (and Power) counts the most
3 June 2012 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Pony Soldier is what you could call a Canadian western (about Mounties and which takes place in Canada) where what counts the most is the visual beauty. You have to remember this film was made before color TV, and when a lot of films where still made in black and white, so it was quite a thrill to watch the beautiful Canadian scenery, the red uniforms of the Mounties, also Indians impeccably dressed. The story about a Mountie's efforts to pacify the Indians, which had taken hostages, also flows easily, quite predictable, with no violent emotions to prevent you from enjoying the colors on the screen. Cameron Mitchell is so well made up as an Indian, that he is unrecognizable.


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