Red Pony

Red Pony

Director: Lewis Milestone Cast: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

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Overview

One of themost acclaimed films to emerge from Republic studios, The Red Pony is an adaptation of the John Steinbeck story of the same name. Top billing goes to Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum, but the film's true star is young Peter Miles as Tom. A lonely farm boy, Tom seeks refuge from his troublesome home life and his eternally squabbling parents (Loy and Shepperd Strudwick) through his devotion to a newborn colt. The red pony is the issue of a prize mare owned by ranchhand Billy Buck (Mitchum), whom Tom idolizes. The film's coming-of-age theme cluminates in a poignant denouement. Louis Calhern plays Tom's lovably prevaricating grandfather, while 10-year-old Beau Bridges essays one of his first featured roles. Aaron Copland's score and the rich Technicolor photography of Tony Gaudio contribute to the film's overall mood. The Red Pony was remade for television in 1973.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0017153556636
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Republic Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Myrna Loy Alice Tiflin
Robert Mitchum Billy Buck
Louis Calhern Grandpa
Shepperd Strudwick Fred Tiflin
Peter Miles Tom Tiflin
Margaret Hamilton Teacher
Patty King Jinx Ingals
Jackie Jackson Jackie
Beau Bridges Beau
Nino Tempo Nino
Eddie Borden Circus Performer
Dolores Castle Gert
Wee Willie Davis Truck Driver
Alvin Hammer Telegrapher
Poodles Hanneford Clown
Don Kay Reynolds Himself
George Tyne Charlie
Max Wagner Bartender

Technical Credits
Lewis Milestone Director,Producer
Norman Colbert Editor
Aaron Copland Score Composer
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Victor Greene Art Director
Harry Keller Editor
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
John Steinbeck Screenwriter

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