Cody of the Pony Express


Cody of the Pony Express
Cody of the Pony Express
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by George H. Plympton
Joseph F. Poland
(story)
Lewis Clay
Charles R. Condon
David Mathews
(screenplay)
Starring Jock O'Mahoney
Dickie Moore
Peggy Stewart
William Fawcett
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff (musical director)
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan (B&W)
Editing by Earl Turner
Distributed by USA Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) USA April 6, 1950
Running time 15 episodes
270 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cody of the Pony Express (1950) is the 42nd serial released by Columbia Pictures.

Contents

Plot

Widely known as Buffalo Bill, William Cody helped define the image of the Old West and became one of the best-known celebrities of the 19th and early 20th centuries. As a teenager, he herded cattle and rode vast distances for the Pony Express in order to support the family. Its plot centers on a young Cody joining forces with the Lieutenant Jim Archer to battle an outlaw gang secretly headed by Mortimer Black, an unscrupulous lawyer who is tempted by greed into a series of crimes leading to murder. Original name is Cody O'Rourke.

Cast

Jock O'Mahoney Lt. Jim Archer
Dickie Moore Bill Cody
Peggy Stewart Linda Graham
William Fawcett     Erza Graham
Tom London Doc Laramie
Helena Dare Ma Graham
George J. Lewis Mortimer Black
Pierce Lyden Slim Randall
Jack Ingram Pecos
Rick Vallin Denver

Production

Cody of the Pony Express was filmed on locations in Pioneertown, California.

Cody of the Pony Express was the last serial with a boy in the title role (in this case as the young Buffalo Bill/William F. Cody).[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Cody Carries the Mail
  2. Captured by Indians
  3. Cody Saves a Life
  4. Cody Follows a Trail
  5. Cody to the Rescue
  6. The Fatal Arrow
  7. Cody Gets His Man
  8. Renegade Raiders
  9. Frontier Law
  10. Cody Tempts Fate
  11. Trouble at Silver Gap
  12. Cody Comes Through
  13. Marshal of Nugget City
  14. Unseen Danger
  15. Cody's Last Ride

Source:[2]

References

  1. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut. "4. The Boys "Sir, I'd Advise You To Duck That Spear!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. pp. pp. 93. ISBN 9780713000979. 
  2. ^ Cline, William C.. "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc.. pp. pp. 250. ISBN 078640471X. 

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