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My Pal Trigger (1946)

Approved | | Western | 10 July 1946 (USA)
Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year ... See full summary »

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Storyline

Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year later Roy returns with Trigger, the son of the Sovereign. When Skoville slips and reveals he was present when the horse was shot, Roy sees a chance to clear his name. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Heart-Warming Story Of A Cowboy And His Horse! See more »

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Western

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10 July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En cowboy i högform  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Dale Evans did her own stunt riding until ordered to stop by second-unit director Yakima Canutt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Roy Rogers: Golden horses - that's what they call the palominos. And palominos have quite a history. You know, the history of my own palomino began right here at this ranch. If I hadn't-a gone through that gate a few years back, I'd never have gotten my pal, Trigger.
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Soundtracks

Alla En El Rancho Grande
Written by Silvano Ramos
English Lyrics by Bartley Costello
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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Roy Didn't Do it!
28 March 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"My Pal Trigger" was reportedly one of Roy Rogers favorites of his films. Republic gave it a little more budget and its running time at 79 minutes is a good 10-20 minutes longer than the standard "B" programmer.

The story involves Roy attempting to have rancher Gabby Hayes prize stallion sire a colt with his mare. Hayes (in a straight acting role) refuses and in the ensuing action, his stallion is shot and Roy is blamed. Of, course the two horses did get together and we know who the resultant colt will be. The rest of the film has Roy trying to convince Hayes and daughter Dale Evans of his innocence.

There is not really a black-hearted villain in the story although Jack Holt is a close as it comes as Hayes rival rancher. The picture is devoid of any real action (although there are a couple of minor fights) and hardly a shot is fired. My God even Roy Barcroft as Holt's foreman doesn't even get into a fight. There are a few songs but no production numbers. The Sons of the Pioneers sing a catchy little tune.

I liked the Rogers pics directed by William Witney better. They had more action and less music.


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