The New Pictures, Mar. 28, 1949

The Red Pony (Republic), in its original form as a John Steinbeck novelette, described how a sensitive boy on a ranch learned the facts and mysteries of life from the death of his pony and the violent birth of a colt. In the movie version, scripted by Author Steinbeck, many of the facts and most of the mystery have been lost.

Scripter Steinbeck apparently tried to keep his story intact. As in the original, little Tommy Tiflin (Peter Miles) gets his red pony and, with the help of Ranchhand Billy Buck (Robert Mitchum), curries and...

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