Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A Marguerite Henry novel was the source for the made-for-TV Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion. Recording artist Leif Garrett assumes the title role, a teen-aged boy growing up in the years just prior to the Civil War. The adventuresome Lundy signs on as a rider for the new Pony Express service. Over the next few months, Lundy "comes of age" as he rides from one exciting experience to another. The colorful supporting cast includes Milo O'Shea as a rambunctious surveyor, John Quade as a friendly blacksmith, and John Anderson as the visionary head of the Pony Express. Peter Lundy & the Medicine Hat Stallion first aired November 6, 1977, in the NBC Sunday-night slot normally reserved for The Wonderful World of Disney.

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animal, battle [war], coming-of-age, frontier, horse, love, mail, native, Native-American, pony, Pony-Express, teenagers, territory, west