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Monday, July 19, 2010

While Trigger's in the News, Can We Learn His Credits?

Now that RFD-TV founder and president Patrick Gottsch has acquired Roy Rogers' horse Trigger and dog Bullet, I'm curous as to whether RFD-TV might be encouraged to determine the full acting credits for "The Smartest Horse in the West." National Public Radio's Liane Hansen interviewed Gottsch about his purchases, and he disclosed his plans for Trigger and Bullet. My question, though, is whether this would be a great time to find out more about the multi-talented steed.

Many are aware that he was the horse ridden by Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). But I've wondered for some time whether he was also the anonymous horse that pulled the milk wagon of Harold Lloyd as Burleigh Sullivan in The Milky Way (1936). Trigger was born in 1932, and Rogers chose him (then known as Golden Cloud) to ride in Under Western Stars (1938). Take a look at the comedy turn the milk-wagon horse performs in the Lloyd movie. Could it be Trigger? Inquiring minds want to know ...

1 comments:

Tony Isabella July 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

The news story I read on this reported that everything sold for much more than anticipated and that, at the auction's end, the crowd spontaneously burst into "Happy Trails to You!" In our cynical world, it's nice to know there is genuine love for Roy and Dale and the entertainment they provided.

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