6.6/10
408
15 user 3 critic

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 »

Directors:

Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt (uncredited)

Writers:

Jack Townley (screen play), John K. Butler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee
Trigger, Jr. (1950)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
The Nevadan (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne
Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin
Zulu (1964)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson
Joe Kidd (1972)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
Abilene Town (1946)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan
Utah (1945)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

Director: John English
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan
Action | Adventure | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
The Quiet Man (1952)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger (as Trigger The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Kendrick
Dale Evans ... Susan Kendrick
Jack Holt ... Brett Scoville
LeRoy Mason ... Carlson - Henchman
Roy Barcroft ... Hunter - Henchman
Sam Flint ... Sheriff
Kenne Duncan ... Croupier
Ralph Sanford ... Auctioneer
Francis McDonald ... Storekeeper
Harlan Briggs ... Dr. Bentley
William Haade ... Davis (as Wm. Haade)
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians / Ranch Hands (as The Sons Of The Pioneers)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Laugh And Cry At A Truly Different Story Of The West... A Truly Great Tale Of The Love Of A Man For His Horse! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En cowboy i högform See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Trigger is the same horse that carried Olivia de Havilland as Lady Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). 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.
See more »

Soundtracks

Harriet
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Lyrics by Paul Cunningham
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Entertaining B-Western
11 January 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

One of the best known, and one of the more entertaining, among Roy Rogers' Westerns, "My Pal Trigger" has a pretty good blend of western action and melodrama. It's good entertainment, fast-paced, with plenty going on at all times. The plot may not always be plausible, but it always keeps your attention, as one thing after another keeps coming up to test Roy's patience and ingenuity. Although much of the time you can see what's coming, it's pretty hard not to pull for him. The movie includes Gabby Hayes as one of his most cantankerous characters, and also Dale Evans. If you enjoy these old B-Westerns, you should find this one worthwhile.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed