Painted Ponies (1927)

Western | 25 September 1927

Director:

B. Reeves Eason

Cinematographer:

Harry Neumann

Production Designer:

David Garber

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Aug 1927.
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Variety
21 Sep 1927
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Gibson Special
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Painted Ponies" by John Harold Hamlin in Western Story Magazine (23 Sep 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 September 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 September 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 July 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24228
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,416
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Buck Sims, a riding champion, drops into Toptown to participate in the annual rodeo and meets Mary Blenning, who with her crippled father operates a merry-go-round in a small park. Pete, the town bully and Mary's suitor, informs Buck he is not wanted, and in the fight that ensues Pete is badly beaten. Buck plays a trick on his friends by speeding up the merry-go-round; then, himself riding the painted ponies, he playfully fires his gun in the air. Pete shoots Mary's father and has Buck arrested for the shooting, but Mary refuses to prosecute. At the rodeo, Buck wins the honors from Pete, who kidnaps the girl and kills Jim, his confederate. Buck grapples with Pete in a canoe and takes him prisoner as Mary swims to ... +


Buck Sims, a riding champion, drops into Toptown to participate in the annual rodeo and meets Mary Blenning, who with her crippled father operates a merry-go-round in a small park. Pete, the town bully and Mary's suitor, informs Buck he is not wanted, and in the fight that ensues Pete is badly beaten. Buck plays a trick on his friends by speeding up the merry-go-round; then, himself riding the painted ponies, he playfully fires his gun in the air. Pete shoots Mary's father and has Buck arrested for the shooting, but Mary refuses to prosecute. At the rodeo, Buck wins the honors from Pete, who kidnaps the girl and kills Jim, his confederate. Buck grapples with Pete in a canoe and takes him prisoner as Mary swims to shore. +

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