The Red Pony (1973 film)

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The Red Pony
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1973 promotional premiere advertisement
  • Drama
  • Western
Based onThe Red Pony novel by John Steinbeck
Screenplay byRon Bishop
Robert Totten
Directed byRobert Totten
StarringHenry Fonda
Maureen O'Hara
Ben Johnson
Jack Elam
Theme music composerJerry Goldsmith
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersFrederick H. Brogger
James Franciscus
Ray Kellogg (associate producer)
CinematographyFrank Ahern
Andrew Jackson
Frank V. Phillips
EditorMarsh Hendry
Running time101 minutes
Production companiesOmnibus Productions
Universal Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 18, 1973 (1973-03-18TUnited States)

The Red Pony is a 1973 American made-for-television drama western film directed and co-written by Robert Totten, based on the 1937 novel The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. The film features Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson and Jack Elam.[1]


A young boy, played by Clint Howard, becomes very attached to a newborn colt.




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