Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Ride a Wild Pony

      G Released Dec 25, 1975 1h 39m Kids & Family Adventure List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings When rich farm-owner James Ellison (Michael Craig) gives Scotty (Robert Bettles) a wild pony to ride to and from school, the poor but proud boy falls instantly in love with the rough-and-tumble animal. One day the horse runs away, and shortly thereafter Scotty sees James' daughter Josie (Eva Griffith) training a similar wild horse to pull her wheelchair. As the two children fight over whom the horse really belongs to, the divided town helps them find a way to settle the matter for good. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Ride a Wild Pony

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent Ride a Wild Pony on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Audience Reviews

      View All (4) audience reviews
      Audience Member saw this at school, and as an impressionable horse crazy kid, I loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review r 9 A film that doesn't have a likeable character... The premise of 'Ride a Wild Pony' is way overdone, it feels overly elaborate just so they could include a court case scene. None of the characters even come across as all that charming. From a certain point, you can easily predict the conclusion despite it just emphasising how over complicated it all is. The two leads of the film are child actors in Robert Bettles (Scott) and Eva Griffith (Josie), who were seemingly told to act in full-on uncompromising mode; so no hate on the actors themselves. With that said, Scott acts like a spoilt brat for large portions while Josie expects everything her own way. I'd be fine with that if that was the film's intentions, but I'm positive it expects us to like and/or sympathise with them completely. I can't say I did. None of the adult onscreen talent standout, which doesn't help the youngsters. As for any positives, I haven't got much for you. The fact that it's shot on location in Australia is nice I guess, but that's practically it. This is, unfortunately, yet another mediocre live-action release from 1970s Disney. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great little film. I saw it at the flicks about 35 years ago and I've never forgotten it. Some great Australian names in it, Michael Craig and the late, great John Meillon. A tale of a lad from a poor family whose town sold his father a wild pony cheap so he could get to school. There ends the spoiler alert. A Disney film, so it's harmless and very well done. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member (First and only viewing - 8/21/2010) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      Ride a Wild Pony

      My Rating

      Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis When rich farm-owner James Ellison (Michael Craig) gives Scotty (Robert Bettles) a wild pony to ride to and from school, the poor but proud boy falls instantly in love with the rough-and-tumble animal. One day the horse runs away, and shortly thereafter Scotty sees James' daughter Josie (Eva Griffith) training a similar wild horse to pull her wheelchair. As the two children fight over whom the horse really belongs to, the divided town helps them find a way to settle the matter for good.
      Director
      Don Chaffey
      Distributor
      Walt Disney
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 25, 1975, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Most Popular at Home Now