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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.

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Arabella Flagg
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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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L'honorable Griffin  »

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Though based on the book "By the Great Horn Spoon!" by Albert Sidney Fleischman, the movie veers away from the book in many ways. 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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Funfilled Escapism
28 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This oldie finally showed up again -- and I hope it continues to bring laughter to many others. Watching Roddy McDowall reminds me how long he has entertained us, too often without recognition. Karl Malden makes a wonderful villain, in so many guises!! Susanne Pleshette shows off her singing talent while appearing to have a ball making this movie. In fact, it appears everyone involved enjoyed their work. The plot moves from Boston (after the reading of a will that seems unbelievable) to California's gold rush. Adventures and misadventures are encountered by a boy, his sister and their butler, along with colorful characters along the way. Not until well into the movie do we see the love interest played out. I don't know how critics view it, but for fun entertainment, this is well worth our time.


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