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Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1967)





Cast overview:
Jiggs the Donkey ...
Jim Owen
Pat Conway ...
Jake Irons
Old Timer, the Prospector
Dandy Curran ...
Homer Hobbs


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The adventures and misadventures of a shaggy little burro and a boy.


Drama | Family





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July 1967 (USA)  »

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Brighty  »

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[last lines]
Voice-over: This old world has seen a lot of changes since Teddy Roosevelt's day, but his dream came true, and the Grand Canyon will stay the same, as long as there is a world. Brighty has long since left this earth, but some animals, like some men, leave a trail of glory behind them. They give their spirit to the place where they have lived, a part of the rocks and streams, the wind and the sky. Brighty's spirit lives on. Forever wild, forever free.
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Brighty Best Picture of the Grand Canyon for Children of any age.
7 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone the least bit interested in the Grand Canyon has got to see this bit of cinematography at least once. Further, anyone who appreciates a good adventure story -- or film about critters as well -- has got to see this movie, because it IS a classic. Finally, anyone who likes to know history needs to see this film because it fills in the blanks on prospectors, Teddy Roosevelt, and the wild west in Arizona.

I have personally been to the Grand Canyon many times, and the draw remains there still. I haven't been for about ten years now, but am hungry to return. I also have seen the statue of Brighty at the North Rim, own one of those Breyer Company replicas, and the written story by Margueritte Henry accompanies many horse stories appreciated by my once young daughter.

Those who suggest this movie is boring are the same ones desensitized to a good story. This has lots of plot and character development, but just not enough shoot 'em up action or sex. It's rated G and is a delight to watch.

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