Frontier Pony Express (1939)

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Pony Express rider Roy and his sidekick must round up a pack of villains, as Yankee and Rebel forces contend for the allegiance of California, before Roy can turn his attentions to the girl.


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  • Roy Rogers and Lynne Roberts in Frontier Pony Express (1939)
  • Roy Rogers, Bud Osborne, and Lynne Roberts in Frontier Pony Express (1939)
  • Roy Rogers, Fred Burns, Raymond Hatton, Edward Keane, Lynne Roberts, and Ethel Wales in Frontier Pony Express (1939)
  • Roy Rogers, Bob Card, Al Haskell, Lynne Roberts, and Ethel Wales in Frontier Pony Express (1939)
  • Roy Rogers, Bob Card, Spade Cooley, Oscar Gahan, Al Haskell, Cactus Mack, Lynne Roberts, and Ethel Wales in Frontier Pony Express (1939)
  • Roy Rogers, Horace B. Carpenter, and Lynne Roberts in Frontier Pony Express (1939)

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12 August 2015 | bkoganbing
5
| That critical year of 1860
Frontier Pony Express finds Roy Rogers cast as the best rider that the Russell,Majors&Waddell firm employs for their new Pony Express. Though it only lasted barely a year the Pony Express has certainly become a legendary outfit. In real life they employed juveniles as they were light in the saddle and speed was essential, the same principle by which you hire jockeys. Buffalo Bill Cody worked for them when he was 13 years old.

As we also know it was that critical year of 1860 that the Pony Express operated and some southern gentleman are interested in the dispatches for the military it carries. When Roy Rogers can't be bribed the southerners resort to violence even making a deal with a notorious outlaw band headed by Noble Johnson. In fact the head southerner, a former US Senator Edward Keane has an agenda all his own.

Republic Pictures gave Roy two songs to sing the traditional Stephen Foster ballad My Old Kentucky Home and a song written for the film Rusty Spurs which Roy delivers in his warm style.

Getting the sidekick role is Raymond Hatton who played rustic types all the way back to the early silent years. Roy's leading lady is Lynne Roberts who in those early days before he met Dale Evans was his most frequent co-star.

Very traditional plot recycled thousands of times in these films and in more adult westerns. The front row kids liked this one I'm sure.

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Genres

Action | Music | Romance | War | Western

Details

Release Date:

12 April 1939

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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