The Pony Express
B&W : Ten reels / 9929 feet
Directed by James Cruze
Cast: Betty Compson [Molly Jones], Ricardo Cortez [Jack Weston], Ernest Torrence [‘Ascension’ Jones], Wallace Beery [‘Rhode Island’ Red], George Bancroft [Jack Slade], Frank Lackteen [Charlie Bent], John Fox Jr. [Billy Cody], William Turner [William Russell], Al Hart [Seneator Glen], Charles Gerson [Sam Clemens], Rose Tapley [aunt], Vondell Darr [baby], Hank Bell, Ernest S. Adams, [?] Lois Wilson?
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Walter Woods, from the novel The Pony Express by Henry James Forman and Walter Woods. Assistant director, Harold Schwartz. Cinematography by Karl Brown. Music score arranged by Hugo Riesenfeld. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 13 October 1925 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP21902]. Premiered 4 September 1925 in San Francisco, California. Released 20 September 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / A film was rereleased in the USA at 9801 feet by Paramount Pictures Corporation on 12 October 1925.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: People: Military: Colonel William F. Cody - Presidents: USA: Abraham Lincoln - USA
Listing updated: 28 January 2008.
References: Everson-American pp. 14, 147, 256; FilmDaily-1926 pp. 12, 51, 61; Katchmer-Eighty pp. 10, 11; Limbacher-Feature p. 191; Pitts-Hollywood pp. 82, 234-235; Tarbox-Lost p. 171 : Website-AFI.