The Red Pony

Family Flicks Film Series: The Red Pony

Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Recommended for ages 8+

A boy needs a pony to become a man in this big screen, Technicolor adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story The Red Pony 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 Robert 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. (1949. Prod/dir: Lewis Milestone. 35mm, color, 89 min.)

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Hammer Kids and Family Flicks are made possible, in part, through the generosity of supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), a family fundraiser. Additional support is provided by the Westwood Neighborhood Council.