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Trigger, Jr. (1950)

 -  Western  -  30 June 1950 (USA)
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

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Kay Harkrider
Pat Brady ...
Gordon Jones ...
Splinters
Grant Withers ...
Manson
Peter Miles ...
Larry Harkrider
George Cleveland ...
Colonel Harkrider
Frank Fenton ...
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Stanley Andrews ...
Rancher Wilkins
Raynor Lehr Circus ...
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Foy Willing ...
Foy
Riders of the Purple Sage ...
Rogers' Riders
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is suddenly trapped by them. Peter Miles, a boy terrified of horses, overcomes his fear and rides for help to save the day. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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All-Star Big Top Thrills... as you have never seen them before!

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Western

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30 June 1950 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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The Phantom Stallion
3 July 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

A windstorm sidetracks singing cowboy Roy Rogers (as Roy Rogers) and his traveling "Rogers Western Show" carnival. The Rogers troupe - including faithful horse "Trigger" and titular offspring "Trigger Jr."

  • set up camp at the Harkrider Ranch. Rogers and company form an


immediate bond with the Harkriders - perky Dale Evans (as Kay), preteen Peter Miles (as Larry), and grandpa George Cleveland. Nasty racketeers led by Grant Withers (as Mason) mean danger and adventure for Rogers and his friends...

The King of the Cowboys continued to reign in filmgoers in the fifties, with this vivid "Truecolor" entry directed by William Witney being one of the better entries. These films were made very quickly and never intended to be art, but modern viewers can become enchanted here and there (as in the past). "Trigger, Jr." is inappropriately titled - "The Phantom Stallion" would have been better - but it accentuates the lush, dream-like quality of many by including an effective nightmare, had by young Miles.

Miles' nightmarish dream includes the blinded "Trigger", who had earlier donned a downright creepy looking mask. Also noteworthy is the characterization given Miles, who "gets more like his father every day," a "worthless, no account drifter." This description comes from grandfather Cleveland, who is introduced as lovable, and from a wheelchair. However, his character is more darkly complex, and his disability not at all contrived. Frequent Rogers director Witney corrals it well, with good action and stunt work.

****** Trigger, Jr. (6/30/50) William Witney ~ Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gordon Jones, Peter Miles


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