The Pony Express

Patriotic, expensive, pretentious, verbose and just fair - that describes The Pony Express. In plot this concerns the machinations of Senator Glen of California, and his attempt to establish an empire of that state and Sonora, Mexico. To this end, he plots to have the new pony express system 'fixed' at Julesberg, Miss, so that any political news from the east which would have a bearing on his plans might be delayed.

With:
Betty Compson Ricardo Cortez Ernest Torrence Wallace Beery George Bancroft

Patriotic, expensive, pretentious, verbose and just fair – that describes The Pony Express. In plot this concerns the machinations of Senator Glen of California, and his attempt to establish an empire of that state and Sonora, Mexico. To this end, he plots to have the new pony express system ‘fixed’ at Julesberg, Miss, so that any political news from the east which would have a bearing on his plans might be delayed.

The Pony Express has all the atmosphere in the world. Its production has been careful and elaborate, but the scenario and story are weak. Were it not for the comedy relief of Ernest Torrence and Wallace Beery, the whole thing would be tiresome. Ricardo Cortez has a good role here and plays it well, while Betty Compson and George Bancroft are others of the cast who do well. The film has its moments, but 110 minutes of running time is long.

The Pony Express

Production: Paramount. Director James Cruze; Screenplay Walter Woods; Camera Karl Brown; Music Hugo Riesenfeld

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1925. Running time: 110 MIN.

With: Betty Compson Ricardo Cortez Ernest Torrence Wallace Beery George Bancroft

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