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Pony Express Rider (1976)

In 1861 Texas, the son of a poor farmer vows to avenge his father's murder committed by the spoiled son of a rich cattleman.

Director:

Robert Totten

Writers:

Dan Greer, Hal Harrison (as Hal Harrison Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Petersen ... Jimmie D. Richardson
Henry Wilcoxon ... Trevor Kingman
Buck Taylor ... Bovey Kingman
Maureen McCormick ... Rose of Sharon
Ken Curtis ... Jed Richardson
Joan Caulfield ... Charlotte
Slim Pickens ... Bob Jay
Dub Taylor ... Boomer Riley
Ace Reid Ace Reid ... Bullfrog Fry
Jack Elam ... Crazy Charlie
Larry D. Mann ... Blackmore
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Puddin
Bea Morris Bea Morris ... Marquette Richardson
Tom Waters Tom Waters ... Button Forehand
Cliff Brand Cliff Brand ... Capt. Billings
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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, he is actually finding the bandits who murdered his father. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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A young Texan pursues his father's killers and faces the ultimate challenge. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Joan Caulfield final movie. See more »

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Beyond Tomorrow
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Sid Wayne
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Plot-less, Pointless, but not Painless
29 December 2013 | by ron-sassoSee all my reviews

My son got a copy of this along with seven other movies on a DVD set. I can honestly say that this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

I could not make out much of a plot. Nothing made sense. My kids thought it was horrible as well. I noticed that there were three writers listed for it. My hunch is that they were all writing different stories.

Aside from the lack of plot, there were a lot of horses running. If you like to watch horses running and don't mind if there isn't much purpose to it, then this is the movie for you.

Some of the acting was okay, but much of it was over-acted. Probably trying to compensate for the overall poor plot and lack of good dialogue. Characters were two dimensional and flat.

One oddity is that the "killer" is actually chasing the protagonist through most of the film. Their final meeting at the end isn't too rewarding.

I was really looking forward to the end credits---knowing that the movie would be over. However, the music that played during the end credits was horrible.

For those who like Maureen McCormick (better known as Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch), she isn't on screen that much. In reading some of her history, she developed a serious drug problem in her twenties which ruined the prime of her career. However, she did not ruin this movie as it appeared to be a group effort.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Saga de Jimmy See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerrville, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as De Luxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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