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Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1967)

 -  Drama | Family  -  July 1967 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Jiggs the Donkey ...
Jim Owen
Pat Conway ...
Jake Irons
Dick Foran ...
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 of the Grand Canyon  »

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At the beginning, right after the opening credits, Old Timer picks up a gold rock. When he first picks it up, we see a close up shot of his hand holding it only an inch or so above the ground. The very next shot a second later, from the side, shows his hand holding the gold instantly a foot or so above where it was before. See more »


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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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pleasant, lots of views of the Canyon, interesting animal stunts
6 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A large number of different views of the Grand Canyon, some unexpected animal stunts, a variety of wildlife make this a pleasant movie. The cinematography is one of the best features of "Brighty of the Grand Canyon". The donkey really is the central character! Veteran actors Joseph Cotton & Dick Foran are convincing as residents of the back country. Jiggs, the actor donkey, has acting chops right up there with the veterans. You remember Joseph Cotton was in what many consider the best picture of all time, Citizen Kane. The movie is set in 1906 with Teddy Roosevelt as an interesting but minor character. The biggest surprises are the animal stunts. Most major plots points are telegraphed. Probably the age range for this is 6-10 years (some not too graphic violence) and older adults. if you are of teen age through age fifty you are certain to be bored by the slow pace, unless you just came from seeing the Grand Canyon, and enjoy a travelogue. This viewer is older, enjoyed seeing Cotton and Foran, the scenery, the animals and just liked the whole thing. I'm glad I saw it.

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