Pony Express (film)

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Pony Express
Pony Express FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Produced by Nat Holt
Written by Frank Gruber (story)
Charles Marquis Warren (writer)
Starring Charlton Heston
Rhonda Fleming
Cinematography Ray Rennahan
Edited by Eda Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 15, 1953 (1953-06-15)
Running time 101 mins
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.4 million (US)[1]

Pony Express is a 1953 American western film directed by Jerry Hopper and starring Charlton Heston as Buffalo Bill, Forrest Tucker as Wild Bill Hickok, Jan Sterling as a Calamity Jane type character and Rhonda Fleming that was filmed in Kanab, Utah.[2] The story is largely based on the 1925 silent film The Pony Express and tells a highly fictionalized account of the formation of the Pony Express rapid transcontinental mail delivery pioneers in 1860’s United States.

Plot[edit]

In 1860 Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. On the way they battle the weather, hostile Indians and California secessionists intent on shutting the operation down to encourage California to secede from the Union.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Charlton Heston did a film tie-in advertisement for Camel cigarettes.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. ^ "Western movies filmed in Kanab". Deseret News. 2001-10-25. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Popular Science - Google Books". Books.google.com.au. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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