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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.


Joseph M. Newman


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




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


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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Indian camp scenes early in the film use footage from 1944's Buffalo Bill (1944). See more »


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 »


Standing Bear: The pony soldier speaks with the tongue of the snake that rattles.
Constable Duncan MacDonald: It is Standing Bear who speaks with a forked tongue!
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Thomas Gomez Was Fantastic
19 February 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Greatly enjoyed this film which had great photography in Arizona and showed in great detail the Native American dwellings and customs. Tyrone Power(Constable Duncan MacDonald),"The Eddy Duchin Story",'56, played a young Canadian Mounted Police Constable who was on a mission to rescue settlers who were captured and held hostage. Thomas Gomez,(Natayo Smith),"Key Largo",'48 gave an outstanding performance as a guide to Duncan through the Indian country and demanded great rewards for his services. Penny Edwards,(Emerald Neeley),"Two Guys from Texas",'48 was the only white woman around and was greatly abused through out the entire picture. Despite all the conflicts among the Indians and the White folks, Duncan MacDonald was able to adopt a young boy as his son with the Indian community blessings. I have seen Thomas Gomez perform in many Classic films, but I truly enjoyed his great acting abilities in this film and regret he had a very short lived career.

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Release Date:

19 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pony Soldier See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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