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My Pal Trigger (1946)

 -  Western  -  10 July 1946 (USA)
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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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LeRoy Mason ...
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Kenne Duncan ...
Ralph Sanford ...
Auctioneer Al
Francis McDonald ...
Harlan Briggs ...
William Haade ...
Davis (as Wm. Haade)
Bob Nolan ...
Sons of the Pioneers ...
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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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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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This film is in the public domain, meaning anyone can sell it on DVD. Copies that are sold of it range from "decent" to "very poor". 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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Long, Long Ago
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Written by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Performed by Dale Evans
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Roy Rogers' Best
6 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

When Roy is mistakenly accused of killing Gabby Hayes' prize winning stallion, he takes his mare on the run where she gives birth to Rogers' iconic horse Trigger, returning a few years later to make things right.

My Pal Trigger is a well-written, satisfying outdoor adventure that really knows how to manipulate the emotions of it's targeted audience. I neither like nor use the terms "oat opera" or "horse opera", but if ever there was a film that deserved those titles, then this one is it!

A great cast includes nearly all of Rodgers' best known (and best loved) co-stars, Gabby Hayes, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan, and The Sons Of The Pioneers, not to mention fine character actor Jack Holt.

This is the quintessential Roy Rogers western and a good place to start if you're wondering what all the fuss was about some sixty-plus years ago.


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