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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 8 March 1967 (USA)
A young man from Boston heads west to join the California gold rush with the hopes of restoring his family fortune, but his dedicated butler sets out to find him and bring him home.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay), Albert Sidney Fleischman (novel) (as Sid Fleischman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Bullwhip Griffin
Suzanne Pleshette ... Arabella Flagg
Karl Malden ... Judge Higgins
Harry Guardino ... Sam Trimble
Richard Haydn ... Quentin Bartlett
Hermione Baddeley ... Miss Irene Chesney
Bryan Russell ... Jack Flagg
Liam Redmond ... Capt. Swain
Cecil Kellaway ... Mr. Pemberton
Joby Baker ... Bandido Leader
Mike Mazurki ... Mountain Ox
Alan Carney ... Joe Turner
Parley Baer ... Chief Executioner
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Referee
Dub Taylor ... Timekeeper
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Storyline

In 1840s Boston when old man Flagg dies he leaves only debts behind. His grandson, Jack Flagg, dreamy and adventurous plans to run away from home and sneak aboard a sailing ship bound for gold-rich California. When his absence is discovered by his sister Arabella a frantic search ensues. Jack manages to board a California-bound ship where he meets crooked Judge Higgins and other characters. Fortunately for Jack his trusted and loyal butler, Bullwhip Griffin, has followed him on the ship. The two finally disembark in San Francisco and immerse themselves into the crazy world of California's gold rush. Jack Flagg's sister Arabella worries about her brother and decides to go to California herself to find Jack and their butler. Written by nufs68

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When the family fortune runs out, the laughs rush in.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'honorable Griffin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Last screen appearance of Bryan Russell. See more »

Quotes

Eric 'Bullwhip' Griffin: Oh, I have no doubt that you're a scoundrel, Higgins, but you certainly aren't the type who would shoot an unarmed man.
Judge Higgins: Well, that's purely a personal opinion on your part.
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Sweet, fun, entertaining!
29 July 2000 | by sylmar8See all my reviews

This movie is sweet, fun, entertaining for the whole family. For those who appreciate the more innocent days that are no longer. (The boxing match scene is a bit overdone though.) Roddy and Suzanne are cute together. Can't understand why this is not available on VHS!


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