Director: Jerry Hopper
Script: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forest Tucker
Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish the Pony Express across the West and stop the secession of California from the Union during the Civil War.
The role the Pony Express played in welding California to the rest of the United States and preventing it from becoming a separate republic is the basic plot of this Western. Buffalo Bill Cody, Charlton Heston, breaks up an incident that was intended to incite a separatist movement in California masterminded by a brother and sister who are manipulated by foreign agents and greedy businessmen. They arm the Indians to prevent Cody and Wild Bill Hickok from forming the Pony Express, forcing Cody to defeat the Indian chief in single combat to save the line. A young girl who loves Cody dies saving his life. This is the RARE original video release of this classic western!
Starring: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Bob Scott, Forrest Tucker, Henry Brandon, Jan Sterling, Lewis Martin, Michael Moore, Porter Hall, Richard Shannon, Stuart Randall.
COLOR: 1953; 101 MINUTES; NOT RATED