The Pony Express (1925 film)


The Pony Express is a 1925 American silent Western film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[1] The film was directed by James Cruze and starred his wife, Betty Compson, along with Ricardo Cortez, Wallace Beery, and George Bancroft. Prints of this film survive, and it has been released on DVD.[2][3]

The Pony Express
Pony Express lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byWalter Woods (scenario)
Based onThe Pony Express
by Henry James Forman and Walter Woods
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringBetty Compson
Ricardo Cortez
CinematographyKarl Brown
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 20, 1925 (1925-09-20)
Running time
10 reels; 9,929 feet (110 minutes)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Pony Express
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Pony Express at
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Pony Express

External linksEdit

  • The Pony Express at IMDb
  • Synopsis at AllMovie
  • Daybill or long lobby poster