There Must Be a Pony

There Must Be a Pony
Based onThere Must Be a Pony
Written byJames Kirkwood Jr.
Screenplay byMart Crowley
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringElizabeth Taylor
Robert Wagner
James Coco
William Windom
Edward Winter
Ken Olin
Dick O'Neill
Chad Lowe
Composer(s)Billy Goldenberg
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Robert Wagner
Producer(s)Howard Jeffrey
CinematographyGayne Rescher
Editor(s)Jack Harnish
Running time95 min.
Production company(s)R.J. Productions
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 5, 1986

There Must Be a Pony is a 1986 American made-for-television drama film directed by Joseph Sargent. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Kirkwood Jr.


Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious new suitor.[1]



The film received mixed to negative reviews.[1] "Miss Taylor and Mr. Lowe are worth the effort of watching but, in the end, the movie illustrates one of Marguerite's pearls of wisdom: 'Talk about grinding it out. TV brings new meaning to the words chopped liver," said The New York Times.[2] People advised, "Think of this as a one-woman show, Elizabeth Taylor’s show, and you’ll be in for some moments to remember... If you own a VCR, tape this show, then speed through it, stopping only to savor Liz’s scenes. Then erase the tape."[3]


The film was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie in 1987.[4]


There Must Be a Pony on IMDb


  1. ^ a b Margulies, Lee (October 4, 1986). "Liz, Linda Evans Square Off In Films". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  2. ^ O'Connor, John J. (October 3, 1986). "'There Must Be a Pony' with Elizabeth Taylor". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Jarvis, Jeff (October 6, 1986). "Picks and Pans Review: There Must Be a Pony". People. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Retrieved April 29, 2017.

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