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Title:
The red pony
Author:
Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Republic Pictures ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Artisan Entertainment, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
This is the story of conflict between a nine-year-old boy, his father and the family's hired man. The son works his way from despair to contentment with the aid of a small red pony.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 1949 motion picture.

Based on the book of the same title by John Steinbeck.

Special features: digitally mastered from the original film negative; original theatrical trailer.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Subject Term:
UPC:
017153142068
Format :
DVD

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One of themost acclaimed films to emerge from Republic studios, The Red Pony is an adaptation of the John Steinbeck story of the same name. Top billing goes to Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum, but the film's true star is young Peter Miles as Tom. A lonely farm boy, Tom seeks refuge from his troublesome home life and his eternally squabbling parents (Loy and Shepperd Strudwick) through his devotion to a newborn colt. The red pony is the issue of a prize mare owned by ranchhand Billy Buck (Mitchum), whom Tom idolizes. The film's coming-of-age theme cluminates in a poignant denouement. Louis Calhern plays Tom's lovably prevaricating grandfather, while 10-year-old Beau Bridges essays one of his first featured roles. Aaron Copland's score and the rich Technicolor photography of Tony Gaudio contribute to the film's overall mood. The Red Pony was remade for television in 1973. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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