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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 »

Directors:

Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt (uncredited)

Writers:

Jack Townley (screen play), John K. Butler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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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)
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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 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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AN EXCITINGLY DIFFERENT SPECTACLE! The Great Story Of A Great Horse! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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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.
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Soundtracks

Harriet
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Lyrics by Paul Cunningham
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Roy Meets Trigger
12 May 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Appealing Rogers oater. It's not so much a typical cowboy movie as a horse show. The plot's more complex than usual; plus, fans looking for gunplay and fisticuffs may be disappointed. Instead, Roy needs to clear himself from the belief that he shot Trigger's father Golden Stallion. Actually, it was scheming gambler Scoville (Holt) who's looking to gyp ranch owner Kendrick (Hayes) out of his land. Trouble is Kendrick thinks Roy is the horse killer and won't help him, even though daughter Susan (Evans) is drawn to Roy.

Gabby's his usual grouchy self, much of it atypically aimed at Roy. In fact, his Kendrick is not very likable through much of the movie. High points include some awesome mountain scenery, a scary cougar, and some well-done horse action. Also Roy, Dale, and 'Pioneers take turns crooning several lovely standards. All in all, it's a more easy-going hour-plus than the usual. I'm just sorry to say they don't make 'em like this anymore.

A "7" on the Matinée Scale.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En cowboy i högform See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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