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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'honorable Griffin See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of child actor Bryan Russell. Interestingly, he died on October 3, 2016; exactly 19 years after his costar Roddy McDowall's death on October 3, 1998. See more »

Quotes

Chief Executioner: All right, boys. Old Cuteye has been duly tried by miners' court and found guilty of thievery and sentenced to be hung. However, this one time we got to temper justice with mercy. We are going to let you live long enough to pull this suffering boy's tooth!
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Minor Goof
20 February 2002 | by Sea-MaidSee all my reviews

At the end of the fight scene with Roddy McDowall & Mike Mazurki, Richard Hadyn goes to the fight timekeeper (Dub Taylor) to distract him from ringing the triangle thereby ending the fight's round. He takes the triangle causing Taylor to whack, and utterly destroy, the pocketwatch that hangs on a post and that he is using to keep the time. Cut to cast congratulating McDowall on winning the fight. Cut back to Hadyn who hands Taylor back the triangle--only now the pocketwatch is back in place and totally intact!


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