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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  8 March 1967 (USA)
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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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Sam Trimble
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Miss Irene Chesney
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Jack Flagg
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Captain Swain
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Mountain Ox
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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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Trivia

Based on the book "By the Great Horn Spoon!" by Sid 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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It's a fun movie
20 February 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

If you like old movies on the order of Support your Local Sheriff you will like this one. It's fun in a kooky sort of way. It was refreshing to see Roddy McDowell in such a nice role. I have watched it twice in the last 3 months on the Disney channel. I really recommend it.


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