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Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Passed | | Western | 30 June 1950 (USA)
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

Writer:

Gerald Geraghty
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger - The Smartest Horse in the Movies
Dale Evans ... Kay Harkrider
Pat Brady ... Sparrow Biffle
Gordon Jones ... Splinters
Grant Withers ... Manson
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Larry Harkrider
George Cleveland ... Colonel Harkrider
Frank Fenton ... Sheriff
I. Stanford Jolley ... Doc Brown
Stanley Andrews ... Rancher Wilkins
Raynor Lehr Circus Raynor Lehr Circus ... Circus Performers
Foy Willing Foy Willing ... Foy
Riders of the Purple Sage Riders of the Purple Sage ... Rogers' Riders
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vida de Circo See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Stampede
(uncredited)
Written by Darol Rice and Foy Willing
Performed by Roy Rogers and The Riders of the Purple Sage
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Very dark Roy Rogers movie. More horror movie than western.
29 August 2018 | by bbrown20022003See all my reviews

"Trigger Jr" is a very well made film, but don't go into it expecting a typical Roy Rogers movie. I agree with a previous reviewer who noted that a better title would have been "The Phantom Stallion", because that is the character that motivates this movie, and he is presented as an almost supernatural creature in a horror movie rather than as a real animal. He is actually shown as being "created" as a monster by the bad guys who torture him, and send him out to do their evil bidding. There are a lot of horror elements in this movie, including nightmarish visions of stampedes, thunderstorms, and a surprising amount of violence for a Roy Rogers movie, most of which is directed towards animals rather than people. Many of the people in the movie are pretty dark too, including the grandfather who is almost sadistic toward his grandson through most of the movie. Even Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are really subdued in this movie, and there is less comic relief than usual. Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage are nicely highlighted, and all the songs are wonderful. The circus scenes are entertaining, and the photography and direction by William Witney is excellent. The horses are really the stars of this movie.


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