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1. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

3. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Writer: Troy Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Writers: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

5. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Family, History

7.5
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68 Metascore

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Writer: Eric Guggenheim | Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

6. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.7
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80 Metascore

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Charles Portis | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

7. Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.6
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82 Metascore

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him.

Writers: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

8. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.

Writer: Nick Cassavetes | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

9. George Lopez (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Comedian George Lopez stars as a Los Angeles manufacturing plant manager attempting to deal with his wacky family along with other random mishaps.

Creators: Robert Borden, George Lopez, Bruce Helford | Stars: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Belita Moreno

10. Reaper (2007–2009)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Active

7.9
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On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies.

Creators: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas | Stars: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym

11. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Richard Conlin, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

12. Out Cold (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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22 Metascore

A snowboarder's plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.

Writer: Jon Zack | Directors: Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy | Stars: Flex Alexander, David Denman, A.J. Cook, Caroline Dhavernas

13. [Rec]² (2009)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.6
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52 Metascore

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza | Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra, Ariel Casas

14. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

7.5
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A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Creators: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

15. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.

Writers: Jacqueline Susann, Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

16. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

Stars: Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Danielle Spencer, Fred Berry

17. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A lionized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

Writers: Robert Clouse, Linda Lee Cadwell, Edward Khmara, John Raffo, Rob Cohen | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

18. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

5.6
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36 Metascore

A thirty-something former child star hires a foster family to re-create the childhood he never had.

Writers: Fred Wolf, David Spade | Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: David Spade, Mary McCormack, Alyssa Milano, Craig Bierko

19. The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

6.9
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Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is ... See full summary »

Creators: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Sarah Silverman | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee

20. Chakde! India (2007)

153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.4
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68 Metascore

The story of a hockey player who returns to the game as a coach of a women's hockey team.

Writer: Jaideep Sahni | Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat

21. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Writers: John Woo, Barry Wong | Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

22. Home Movies (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.

Creators: Loren Bouchard, Brendon Small | Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

23. So Weird (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A preteen girl travels around the country continually stumbling over supernatural occurrences. Without anyone to believe her, she posts what she finds on her website entitled "So Weird".

Creator: Tom J. Astle | Stars: Cara DeLizia, Mackenzie Phillips, Patrick Levis, Eric Lively

24. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Writer: Don McKellar | Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

25. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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An unusual feature of Dr Katz is the novel animation technique called Squigglevision, whereby, essentially, there is no lateral movement by any of the characters or objects, with only lips,... See full summary »

Creators: Jonathan Katz, Tom Snyder | Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

26. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Writers: Nicholas Jasenovec, Charlyne Yi | Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

27. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Writers: Kellie Madison, Clark Peterson, Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler | Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana, Cole Heppell

28. Rover Dangerfield (1991)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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A Vegas show dog gets ditched in the sticks and ends up working on a farm.

Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis | Directors: James L. George, Bob Seeley | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Susan Boyd, Ronnie Schell, Ned Luke

29. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Helen Simpson, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

30. The Inkwell (1994)

R | 110 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1976, Drew Tate is a young teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny and Brenda decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to ... See full summary »

Writers: Trey Ellis, Paris Qualles | Director: Matty Rich | Stars: Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglas, Glynn Turman

31. The Kid from Broken Gun (1952)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Shipman, Ed Earl Repp | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Angela Stevens, Tristram Coffin

32. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Writers: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg, Rian James, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

33. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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After witnessing the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to Colonel Krishnakant Puri and asks for his assistance ... See full summary »

Writers: Vijay Deveshwar, K.K. Raina, Anjum Rajabali, Rajkumar Santoshi | Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

34. Jungle Moon Men (1955)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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Priestess Oma is forever young in this Jungle Jim knockoff of "She" or the La of Opar stories from "Tarzan". The Jungle Jim type is played by Weissmuller using his own name.

Writers: Jo Pagano, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Charles S. Gould | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Jean Byron, Helene Stanton, William Henry

35. Swing Banditry (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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A group of musicians takes extraordinary measures to appear on a radio program.

Writer: Reginald Le Borg | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: George Stoll, Georgie Stoll Orchestra, Maurice Cass, Virginia Dale

36. Whirlwind Raiders (1948)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.9
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The Durango Kid battles a gang of outlaws that trick people by calling themselves the "Texas State Police."

Writer: Norman S. Hall | Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Charles Starrett, Nancy Saunders, Don Reynolds, Fred F. Sears

37. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

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In the winter of 2008, two climbers encountered the Taiwanese legendary monster 'Moxina'(a.k.a. Mô-sîn-á) at the evil mountain 'Wuzhishan'.

Writer: Ryota Nakanishi | Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Carl Theodor Dreyer

38. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Writer: Xiangsheng Shi | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

39. Movie-Town (1931)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.7
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In this fictional film with fictional characters, Baron Gonzola (Luis Alberni)is trying to sell Mack Sennett (Mack Sennett) and William Beaudine (William Beaudine)on the idea of starring ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry McCoy, Earle Rodney, John A. Waldron | Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Marjorie Beebe, Luis Alberni, Frank Eastman, Mack Sennett

40. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Gene Fowler, Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

41. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard J. Green, Jack Henley, Albert Duffy | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

42. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmond Kelso, Edward James, Paul Girard Smith | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Ernest Truex

43. Striporama (1953)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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46 Metascore

This is not a Documentary in any form, shape or fashion. But it is one of the very few exploitation-burlesque films that wasn't filmed with one camera from the back of a burlesque theater, ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bodian | Director: Jerald Intrator | Stars: Georgia Sothern, Rosita Royce, Jack Diamond, Mandy Kay

44. A Journey to Planet Sanity (2013)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Follow Blake Freeman as he takes 69 year old Leroy, across the country on a hilarious journey for the truth about Aliens, Psychics and the Paranormal.

Writers: Blake Freeman, Josh H. Etting | Director: Blake Freeman | Stars: Blake Freeman, LeRoy Tessina, Nir Assayag, Mayank Bhatter

45. Death Valley Rangers (1943)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.4
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Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson and Bob Steele, the Trail Blazers, have been summoned to Death Valley to apprehend the gang robbing the stagecoaches of gold shipments. Arriving in town they learn ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Beecher, Robert Emmett Tansey, Frances Kavanaugh | Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Weldon Heyburn

46. Television Highlights (1936)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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A Mentone Brevity short that features an early-day Henny Youngman (billed as Henry Youngman). Gogo DeLys (the correct version of her name), old-timer Lew Hearn and Powers' Prom Girls also ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Gogo De Lys, Henny Youngman, Lew Hearn, Roy Smeck

47. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Olsen and Johnson attempt to make a movie.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

48. Saga of Death Valley (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Music, Western

6.6
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In the opening scene Roy as a boy philosophizes about marriage to his girl friend then sees his dad gunned down by bad guys who want to drive out the ranchers by cutting off their water.

Writers: Karen DeWolf, Stuart Anthony | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day

49. Mister Universe (1951)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.7
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A gullible and honest "Mr. Universe" winner, Tommy Tomkins, gets added to the stable of a con-man and a wrestling prompter. He wins match after match, legitimately, and then balks when he ... See full summary »

Writer: Earle Kramer | Director: Joseph Lerner | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Vince Edwards, Bert Lahr

50. Bells of San Angelo (1947)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.7
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Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.

Writers: Paul Gangelin, Sloan Nibley | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Andy Devine