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My Pal Trigger

Released Jul 10, 1946 1h 19m Western List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Horse trader Roy Rogers has plans to breed his prize mare with legendary stallion Golden Sovereign. Unfortunately, scheming nightclub owner Brett Scoville (Jack Holt) has his eye on the same stud and steals the horse. Sovereign breaks free, however, and mates with Rogers's mare, eventually producing a spirited colt that Rogers names Trigger. When Sovereign is accidentally killed, Rogers is blamed for the crime, and he and Trigger must escape the law and track down the real killer. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A little better than most of Rogers's Westerns. Rated: B- Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Man this is WAY more manipulative than I expected. I was hoping this was going to be just a good ol' singing cowboy horse dancing kinda flick and instead it goes from sweet horse innocence to mean make-your-kids-cry in like 20 seconds! This movie is about how Roy Roger gets Trigger, so in that sense it's sort of worth the watch. But it starts with sweet horse romance, complete with a scene of horse line dancing, and ends with HORSE MURDER by shotgun AND cougar. Shit's messed up. My 1000-Yard-Stare Pal Trigger imo Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review don s Seemed to be a little less singing in this one, which was a plus. The story is too simple, and the delineation of good guy vs bad guy is just too stark to be believable. It is not painful to watch, but I can't say I enjoyed it either. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't know who this director is, but he gets some DAMN good acting out of horses. His tale of majestic horses in horsey love makes me want to do something inspiring, like maybe ride a horse. Nobody sells a "Tarnation!" like Gabby Hayes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Yakima Canutt was the Premier stuntman in hollywood for decades and basically invented the genre Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member 6.5/10. Better than average Roy Rogers western. Gabby Hayes is particularly good. Short and moves along at a good rate. Pleasant score. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I really like Roy Rogers because he can sing, ride a horse and brawl with the rest of them. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Horse trader Roy Rogers has plans to breed his prize mare with legendary stallion Golden Sovereign. Unfortunately, scheming nightclub owner Brett Scoville (Jack Holt) has his eye on the same stud and steals the horse. Sovereign breaks free, however, and mates with Rogers's mare, eventually producing a spirited colt that Rogers names Trigger. When Sovereign is accidentally killed, Rogers is blamed for the crime, and he and Trigger must escape the law and track down the real killer.
Director
Frank McDonald
Producer
Armand Schaefer
Screenwriter
Jack Townley, John K. Butler
Distributor
Republic Pictures
Production Co
Republic Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 10, 1946, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 19, 2016
Runtime
1h 19m
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