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The Pony Express [DVD] [1925]

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Release Date:05/29/2012
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    The Pony Express
    Having tackled a wagon train in the immensely popular The Covered Wagon (1922), James Cruze directed this would-be epic centered on the famed Pony Express. This time, however, audiences stayed away in droves. Cruze's old-fashioned staging was foremost to blame. He portrayed pretty vistas but little movement in his epics and Pony Express of course even lacked the novelty aspects that had made "Wagon" a box-office success. Austrian-born Ricardo Cortez starred as a gambler who joins the delivery service during the time of California's impending statehood. There is the obligatory Indian attack and a nasty villain played to the hilt by George Bancroft. Still and all, this silent version is superior in almost all aspects to the even more slow-moving 1953 remake starring Charlton Heston. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Betty Compson
      Betty Compson - Molly Jones
    • Ricardo Cortez
      Ricardo Cortez - Dock Weston
    • Ernest Torrence
      Ernest Torrence - "Ascension" Jones
    • Wallace Beery
      Wallace Beery - "Rhode Island" Red
    • George Bancroft
      George Bancroft - Jack Slade



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