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The Pony Express (1925)





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Senator Glen (Al Hart) is a slimy politician who conspires to turn California and Sonora into his own empire in this big-budget western. Jack Weston (Ricardo Cortez) is the gambler who joins the Pony Express and brings news of Abraham Lincoln's election, which results in California joining the Union. Wallace Beery portrays the colorful gambler Rhode Island Red, with Charles Gerson as Sam Clemens and John Fox, Jr. as young Bill Cody. The film is highlighted by the battle scene between the Indians and the cavalry. The feature was made with an intention to rival The Covered Wagon and The Iron Horse as a western epic, but fails to live up to the promise.


Betty Compson
as Molly Jones
Ricardo Cortez
as Dock Weston
Ernest Torrence
as "Ascension" Jones
Wallace Beery
as "Rhode Island" Red
George Bancroft
as Jack Slade
Frank Lackteen
as Charlie Bent
John Fox Jr.
as Billy Cody
William H. Turner
as William Russell
Charles Gerson
as Sam Clemens
Hank Bell
as Townsman
Albert Hart
as Sen. Glen
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Critic Reviews for The Pony Express

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The result is a picture with many stirring scenes of the old West, but with no continuity and none of the superb simplicity that dignified and distinguished The Covered Wagon.

October 6, 2021 | Full Review…

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