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The Red Pony (1949) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Lewis Milestone and Charles K. Feldman.

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The Republic Blogathon: The Red Pony (1949)

By Caftan Woman on Sep 18, 2015 From Caftan Woman

John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Award for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom and three time Oscar nominee adapted the screenplay for The Red Pony from his own short stories/novella. Two ti... Read full article

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The novel is actually made up of four short stories: "The Gift," "The Great Mountain," "The Leader of the People" and "The Promise." Each was published separately in magazines between 1933 and 1937.
The 81-day shooting schedule was at the time the longest and costliest for Republic Pictures.
In one of the school scenes, the children say the Pledge of Allegiance with their right arms extended, pointed toward the flag. This was the Bellamy Salute suggested by the socialist Francis Bellamy (brother of futurist author Edward) who wrote the original version of the Pledge. Due to its similarity to the Nazi and Fascist salute, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed the position to hand-over-the-heart. This was later codified into law in 1942.
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