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Pony Express Rider


The Essanay company of Chicago was firmly entrenched in its Niles, CA, studios when Pony Express Rider was released in late 1910. It's difficult to be sure, but it would seem that Essanay executive G.M. Anderson -- better known as cowboy hero Broncho Billy -- had something to do with the filming of this picture. The titular hero rides hell bent for leather to make sure that the mail gets through. His progress is impeded by a gang of outlaws, but by film's end, the hero has completed his swiftly appointed...more