Sunset in the West
Kl Studio Classics
1950 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 67 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 19.95
Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Will Wright, Pierre Watkin, Charles La Torre, William Tannen, Gaylord Pendleton, Paul E. Burns, Dorothy Ann White, Riders of the Purple Sage.
Cinematography: Jack Marta
Color by Trucolor
Film Editor: Tony Martinelli
Original Music: R. Dale Butts
Special Effects: Howard & Theodore Lydecker
Written by Gerald Geraghty
Produced by Edward J. White
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It's as if Roy Rogers never existed. The "singing cowboy" has almost entirely disappeared from our screens. The only time you're likely to catch a glimpse of him is when Bob Hope movie Son of Paleface turns up on television – it features Rogers gently sending himself up, as well as his beautiful palomino Trigger, surely the most good-looking horse in the history of westerns, performing a dance.
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The odd items have been the highlights of the auction of the actor/singer's belongings.
The Nebraska TV executive who bought Bullet on Thursday for $35,000 (£23,300) also bought Trigger on Wednesday for more than $266,000 (£177,300).
The buyer, Steve Campione, says his TV network hopes to start a museum of Rogers artifacts.
The preserved remains of Rogers' wife Dale Evans' horse, Buttermilk, were also auctioned on Thursday, and went under the hammer for $25,000 (£16,600).
The golden palamino, originally named 'Golden Cloud', was foaled July 4, 1934 on a ranch co-owned by Bing Crosby. In 1937, the horse, standing 15 hands high and registered with the Palomino Horse Association and Stud Book Registry, was sold to Hudkins Stables, a Hollywood provider of animals.
Golden Cloud's early acting resume included playing the horse of 'Maid Marian' in the 1938 feature "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with actress Olivia de Havilland famously riding Golden Cloud side saddle.
Casting horses For the film "Under Western Stars", star Roy Rogers fell in love with Golden Cloud and purchased the palomino for $2,500.
"He would turn on a dime and give you 9 cents change", said Rogers at the time, re-naming the horse 'Trigger', as he was "quick on the trigger".
Rogers never used reins,
Country cowboy and singer Roy Rogers had his trusty equine sidekick Trigger stuffed when the animal died in 1965.
A taxidermist was commissioned to mount the animal in a rearing position.
Now, the creature is to be sold off next month (14-15Jul10) during a weekend clear-out at the former Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, which closed last year.
Christie's experts will oversea the sale of 300 items in association with High Noon Western Americana.
Trigger is expected to go under the hammer for between $100,000 and $200,000 (£66,600 to £133,300).
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