Pony Post (1940)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Inspired no doubt by the success of Republic Pictures' singing cowboys, Universal dragged Jimmy Wakely and his Rough Riders harmony group into performing a couple of hayseed ditties in this otherwise average Johnny Mack Brown oater. Johnny plays Cal Sheridan, a pony express rider hired to replace alcoholic station agent Griff Atkins (Stanley Blystone). The latter naturally takes umbrage to being ousted and begins a reign of terror that culminates in a fake Indian raid and the murder of station agent Reese. Cal, however, isn't fooled by the "Indians" and manages to run both Atkins and his murderous henchmen to ground. In between the skullduggery, Wakely and his Rough Riders perform Johnny Bond's "Ride, Ride, Ride" and Everett Carter and Milton Rosen's "My Saddle Serenade", while comedy relief Fuzzy Knight takes care of Bond's "I Don't Milk No Cows".



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