Trigger Pals (1939) Arthur Jarrett, Lee Powell, Al St. John, Dorothy Fay, Movie Review

Trigger Pals (1939)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Arthur Jarrett in Trigger Pals (1939)

Ranch Drama Again

There be trouble on the Allen ranch as Harvey Kent (Ted Adams) wants it and is not against treachery to get what he wants. So between his henchmen and informants he has the cattle rustled, taken to a secret cave where no one will find them. But Lucky (Arthur Jarrett), Stormy (Lee Powell) and Fuzzy (Al St. John) are at hand to try and get to the bottom of things and prevent wrong doing being done even if it means Stormy ending up being accused of the rustling by the devious Kent.

The most surprising thing about "Trigger Pals" is that by 1939 they were still pushing the same standard western storyline which had been done maybe 4 or 5 times a year for at least the previous decade. Maybe back in 1939 this wasn't such an issue as children who flocked to the picture house just wanted a slice of western action with a singing cowboy and a comedy side kick which is what you get here with Arthur Jarrett singing a cowboy lullaby whilst Al St. John does his usual comedy routine as Fuzzy.

The thing is that whilst "Trigger Pals" is nothing out of the ordinary it is nicely put together with all the typical scenes from horse riding to skulduggery by Harvey Kent are all effective enough. But they are not overly memorable neither is Arthur Jarrett who whilst able of singing a pleasant tune is kind of too easy going to be effective.

What this all boils down to is that "Trigger Pals" is just a typical oater from the 1930s which reworks a storyline which had been done 100s of times before.