My Pal Trigger (1946) Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Jack Hol Movie Review

My Pal Trigger (1946)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Roy Rogers in My Pal Trigger (1946)

Ode to Trigger, the Smartest Horse in the Movies

Roy Rogers arrives at Gabby Kendrick's ranch hoping to persuade him to allow his horse to breed with his horse, Golden Sovereign. Despite Roy getting friendly with Gabby's daughter Susan the answer is a firm no. Whilst Gabby may be able to tell Roy what to do he can't tell the horses who escape and in an accident Sovereign is shot and Roy ends up accused of it, ending up on the run. A year later Roy returns to Gabby's ranch with Trigger who it turns out is the son of Sovereign and whilst there the real horse killer let slips what happened, giving Roy a chance to clear his good name.

"My Pal Trigger" whilst a bit more elaborate than some Roy Rogers' movies is still familiar one with Roy playing the good guy wrongly accused of a crime he didn't commit but then gets a chance to prove his name. On top of that familiar base we have some musical scenes as well as of course some romance as Roy and Susan get friendly. I wish I could say that there was more to it than this but "My Pal Trigger" is just another Roy Rogers' movie.

The thing is that whilst "My Pal Trigger" is just another Roy Rogers' movie it is also entertaining. From Roy's wholesome, honest nature to his singing with Dale Evans it is all enjoyable in that old fashioned way. Even the humour from Gabby being cantankerous to scenes of Trigger as a fowl finding his feet are also enjoyable especially when it comes to being the "Smartest Horse in the Movies" with his various tricks.

What this all boils down to is that "My Pal Trigger" is just a routine Roy Rogers western which ticks all the usual boxes which means it is fun, especially with this homage to his horse Trigger.