Pony Express 1953

Pony Express foreign LC


Nat Holt and Paramount  –  Pony Express (1953), a good Western with history re-written by Charles Marquis Warren.

It stars Charlton Heston (as Buffalo Bill, who really rode for the Pony Express), Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling and Forrest Tucker (as Wild Bill Hickock). To get the mail through, Heston and Tucker have to contend with weather, Indians, outlaws and have two leading ladies –  Rhonda Fleming and Jan Sterling.

The action scenes are really well done. Olive Films brought it out on DVD back in 2011.

Directed by Jerry Hopper
USA 1953


Striking outdoor locations highlight Frank Gruber’s story,

which details the founding of the Pony Express and how

it prevented California from becoming an independent republic.

Ruthless killers (Henry Brandon, Stuart Randall) trying to incite

a rebellion against the United States, employ devious schemes

to prevent Buffalo Bill Cody (Charlton Heston)

and Wild Bill Hickok (Forrest Tucker)

from getting the Pony Express started.

Rhonda Fleming and Michael Moore play siblings who are

loyal Californians, violently opposed to the Pony Express and statehood.

Directed by Jerry Hopper (The Secret of the Incas).



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