Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Betty Compson, Ernest Torrence, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft Director: James Cruze Runtime: 67 Minutes Language: English subtitles - Orchestra score Color: Black and White Extras: Wandering Willing with Lupino Lane Format: DVD-R Rating: NR Price: $16.95
The Pony Express (1925)
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 Johnny Fox ... Billy Cody William H. Turner ... William Russell Al Hart ... Senator Glen Charles Gerson ... Sam Clemens Rose Tapley ... Aunt Vondell Darr ... Baby
James Cruze attempted to follow up the success of THE COVERED WAGON with this rousing story of the founding of the Pony Express in the early days of the Civil War. Plenty of talent is entertainingly displayed, from Wallace Beery at his coyest, Ricardo Cortez as the hero, Ernest Torrence as a loony Bible-thumper, George Bancroft as the sly villain, and the ever-delightful Betty Compson to excellent camera-work by Karl Brown.