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Pony Express (1953)

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

Writers:

Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay), Frank Gruber (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Buffalo Bill Cody
Rhonda Fleming ... Evelyn Hastings
Jan Sterling ... Denny Russell
Forrest Tucker ... Wild Bill Hickok
Michael Moore Michael Moore ... Rance Hastings
Porter Hall ... Jim Bridger
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Red Barrett
Henry Brandon ... Joe Cooper
Stuart Randall ... Pemberton
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Sgt. Russell
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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

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Across deserts...over mountains...through hostile Indian lands - they rode! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le triomphe de Buffalo Bill See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000, 31 December 1953
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nat Holt Productions 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

Porter Hall, who plays Jim Bridger in this movie about William F. Cody (aka "Buffalo Bill") and Wild Bill Hickok, played gunman Jack McCall who murdered Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper) in The Plainsman (1936). See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the 1860's, but the handguns all appear to be using Colt 45 Peacemakers, which weren't developed until the 1870's. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Hickok: [Speaking to Cody after he has insulted Yellow Hand] If he ever catches you, I hope you're not around.
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Connections

Remake of The Pony Express (1925) See more »

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Pony Express (1953) **
26 March 2013 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

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. ** out of ****


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