The Pony Express


1h 50m 1925

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1925
Premiere Information
San Francisco premiere: 4 Sep 1925
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Pony Express by Henry James Forman and Walter Woods (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
9,949; 9,801ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

In the 1860's Senator Glen of California heads a secret society called the "Knights of the Golden Circle" in a conspiracy to have California secede from the Union, annex part of Mexico, and establish a new empire. He sends his men to Sacramento to eliminate debonair gambler "Frisco Jack" Weston, who has spoken against him, but Weston escapes to Julesburg, Colorado. There he becomes a Pony Express rider and a rival of Glen's agent, Jack Slade, superintendent of the Overland Stage Co., for the hand of Molly Jones. Weston succeeds in foiling Glen's plans to prevent news of Lincoln's election from reaching California by carrying the message himself. Among other intrigues, a halfbreed Indian, Charlie Bent, in league with Glen, leads a band of Sioux in an attack on Julesburg. Weston marries Molly before marching off to war.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1925
Premiere Information
San Francisco premiere: 4 Sep 1925
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Pony Express by Henry James Forman and Walter Woods (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
9,949; 9,801ft (10 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The novel by Henry James Forman and Walter Woods was written for the film and published simultaneously with its release. The 9,801 feet version of the film was released on October 12, 1925. Brigham Young is also said to be among the historical personages depicted.