The Red Pony (1973)


The Red Pony (1973)

A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   6.6 /10
Director Robert Totten
Writer Ron Bishop
Writer John Steinbeck
Writer Robert Totten
Release Date1973-03-18
Runtime1h 41mins
GenreDrama, Family, Western
Content RatingUnrated (Unrated)
AwardsWon 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations.
CompanyOmnibus Productions, Universal Television
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Carl Tiflin
Jess Taylor
Jody Tiflin
Julian Rivero
Julian Rivero
James Creighton
Link Wyler
Link Wyler
Sonny Frye
Sheriff Bill Smith
Yvonne Wood
Yvonne Wood
Sarah Taylor
Sally Carter-Ihnat
Sally Carter-Ihnat
Miss Willis

The Red Pony (1973 film)

The Red Pony is a 1973 American made-for-television drama western film directed and co-written by Robert Totten, based on the 1937 novel The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. The film features Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson and Jack Elam.


A young boy, played by Clint Howard, becomes very attached to a newborn colt.


  • Henry Fonda as Carl Tiflin
  • Maureen O'Hara as Ruth Tiflin
  • Ben Johnson as Jess Taylor
  • Jack Elam as Granddad
  • Clint Howard as Jody Tiflin
  • Julian Rivero as Gitano
  • Roy Jenson as Toby
  • Lieux Dressler as Dearie
  • Richard Jaeckel as James Creighton
  • Woody Chambliss as Orville Frye
  • Link Wyler as Sonny Frye
  • Warren Douglas as Barton
  • Rance Howard as Sheriff Bill Smith



  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing - David Marshall (sound editor), Fred J. Brown (sound editor), Ross Taylor (sound editor) - National Broadcasting Company; 1973.
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - Jerry Goldsmith - NBC; 1973.