Cinema: The New Pictures Sep. 28, 1925

The Pony Express. Paramount has been advertising for some time this picture as a "western epic" and the sequel to The Covered Wagon. James Cruze who directed that unforgettable history also held the megaphone on The Pony Express. He did not talk so convincingly to his actors; the story was wrong; something was the matter. For several reels the picture gallops along at a good gait. Excitement and conviction. Then it suddenly tires out and ends half asleep. It is a story of the West and Southwest just before the Civil War...

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