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      The Red Pony

      Released Mar 8, 1949 1h 29m Adventure List
      Reviews 48% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In the Salinas Valley of California, young Tom Tiflin (Peter Miles) lives on his family's ranch with his parents, Fred (Shepperd Strudwick) and Alice (Myrna Loy), who are constantly at odds, and with his rambling grandfather (Louis Calhern). Capturing Tom's admiration, however, is the hired ranch hand, Billy Buck (Robert Mitchum), a venerable horse expert. When his father gives him a pony as a gift, Tom learns the importance of responsibility, but also has to face the pain of loss. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 03 Buy Now

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Mar 26, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      annette Z not a big fan of stinebecks- Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/07/24 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed the story line ,showing the relationship between the little boy and his neglectful father.The boy's closeness with the grandfather irritates his father and the strong love the boy has for his pony,along with the bond he has with the farmhand . A good story about a weakened relationship with his father and the eventual reconciliation ,at the tragic end,with his father. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member The best movie score ever composed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't like animal movies in the first place, but I also got weirded out by the strange relationship between Mitchum and that kid in the movie. This movie was just stupid. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member If you watch it just for the performers, than it will be easier to avoid the maudlin plot aspects. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A heavy-handed tale with some emotionless acting (especially by Loy) and an extraneous subplot about the boy's grandfather's remembrance of the past. A subpar example in the genre of children growing up by taking care of animals. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In the Salinas Valley of California, young Tom Tiflin (Peter Miles) lives on his family's ranch with his parents, Fred (Shepperd Strudwick) and Alice (Myrna Loy), who are constantly at odds, and with his rambling grandfather (Louis Calhern). Capturing Tom's admiration, however, is the hired ranch hand, Billy Buck (Robert Mitchum), a venerable horse expert. When his father gives him a pony as a gift, Tom learns the importance of responsibility, but also has to face the pain of loss.
      Director
      Lewis Milestone
      Screenwriter
      John Steinbeck, John Steinbeck
      Production Co
      Republic
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 8, 1949, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 29m
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