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My Pal Trigger (1946)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Music | 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 »


Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt (uncredited)


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




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)


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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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 »


Action | Drama | Music | Western


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Opening credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons,living or dead, or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »


[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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Ole Faithful
Written by Michael Carr and Hamilton Kennedy
Performed by Roy Rogers
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Roy Rogers' Best
6 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee 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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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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