The Red Pony

North Hollywood: Republic Pictures, 1949. Collection of four vintage photographs, two studio still photographs and two publicity photographs, one iconic photograph of Robert Mitchum, and one headshot of Shepperd Studwick, from the 1949 film.

Based on the novella by John Steinbeck, who also wrote the screenplay, published in full in 1937.

A young boy (Peter Miles) is enamored with the colt he has been entrusted to raise, only to find the colt has caught an illness and is dying.

Steinbeck's first film assignment, though other Steinbeck screenplays would end up being released prior to "The Red Pony". At the time it was the longest and costliest production in Republic history, borrowing Robert Mitchum from RKO and also starring Myrna Loy.

Set in and shot on location in California.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing in margins and even fading on three of the photographs, and a small bruise in the right margin of one.

Complete collation details available on request.

[Book #148867]

Price: $575.00