‘The Red Pony’ – Family Flicks Screening
Sunday, July 10, 2011
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater
Free Admission – Film & Television Archive
‘The Red Pony’ (1949): A boy needs a pony to become a man in this big screen, Technicolor adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story written by John Steinbeck. A farmer’s son, Tom daydreams of knights and circuses, a lively inner-life wonderfully realized by director Lewis Milestone, until farmhand Billy Buck, played by Mitchum, makes him a present of a newborn red pony, a gift that will soon bring with it hard won lessons in responsibility and love.
Free and open to the public.