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The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974)

A boy inventor, his sister and his buddy catch a crooked city treasurer and his cronies with science.

Director:

Tom Leetch

Writers:

Herman Groves (teleplay), Clifford B. Hicks (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Shea ... Alvin Fernald
Clay O'Brien ... Shoie
Kim Richards ... Daphne 'Daffy' Fernald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Andrews ... Mayor Massey
Norman Bartold ... Sam Preston
Larry J. Blake ... Police Chief
Lynn Borden ... Miss Pinkey
Lonny Chapman ... Fred Benson
Rae Dawn Chong ... Greta
Molly Dodd ... Mrs. Blake
Olive Dunbar ... Mrs. Barkley
John Fiedler ... Charles Blackburn
Ted Gehring ... Doyle Reager
Claude Johnson ... Mr. Fernald
Bebe Kelly Bebe Kelly ... Mrs. Fernald
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A boy inventor, his sister and his buddy catch a crooked city treasurer and his cronies with science.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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6 September 1999 | by ClearSkySee all my reviews

From what I remember about this Disney TV movie, it was one of my favorites at age 10. There was at least two other films dealing with the same characters and they were all based on a children's book about "Alvin Fernald."

Plenty of gadgets, mystery and small town Disney comedy.


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