|There Must Be a Pony|
|Based on||There Must Be a Pony|
|Written by||James Kirkwood Jr.|
|Screenplay by||Mart Crowley|
|Directed by||Joseph Sargent|
|Starring||Elizabeth Taylor |
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Robert Wagner|
|Running time||95 min.|
|Production companies||R.J. Productions |
Columbia Pictures Television
|Original release||October 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.
"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. 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."
The film was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie in 1987.