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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin ()


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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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Bullwhip Griffin
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Arabella Flagg
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Judge Higgins
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Sam Trimble
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Quentin Bartlett
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Miss Irene Chesney
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Jack Flagg
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Capt. Swain
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Mr. Pemberton
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Bandido Leader
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Mountain Ox
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Joe Turner
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Chief Executioner
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Referee
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Timekeeper
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Bandido (as Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Short Haircut Man (uncredited)
Sam Bagley ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Saloon Barker (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ...
Man at Dock (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Stephen Burnette ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Fight Rooter (uncredited)
James J. Casino ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Cirillo ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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First Mate (uncredited)
Bud Cokes ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Gail Goobendick - Maid (uncredited)
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Short Cowboy (uncredited)
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Ship Ticket Agent (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
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Tall Cowboy (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Butler (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Fight Rooter (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Hines ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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First Haircut Man (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Saloon Extra (uncredited)
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Official At Dock (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Lambert ...
Townsman (uncredited)
James MacDonald ...
Saloon Percussionist (uncredited)
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Chinese Food Eater (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ...
Fight Rooter (uncredited)
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Mr. Brown (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Jose Portugal ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Barber (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Last Haircut Man (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins ...
Man (uncredited)
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Cook (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Saloon Extra (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Man at Dock (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Ted Smile ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Milan Smith ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Strong ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Townsman (uncredited)
George Tracy ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Deckhand (uncredited)
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Man in Bathtub (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Shipping Agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Neilson

Written by

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Lowell S. Hawley ... (screenplay)
 
Albert Sidney Fleischman ... (novel "By the Great Horn Spoon") (as Sid Fleischman)

Produced by

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Bill Anderson ... co-producer
Louis Debney ... associate producer

Music by

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George Bruns

Cinematography by

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Edward Colman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Marsh Hendry

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Carroll Clark
John B. Mansbridge

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Hal Gausman
Emile Kuri

Costume Design by

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Bill Thomas

Makeup Department

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La Rue Matheron ... hair stylist
Pat McNalley ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John C. Chulay ... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli ... second unit director

Sound Department

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Robert O. Cook ... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Eustace Lycett ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Peter Ellenshaw ... matte artist

Stunts

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Jimmie Booth ... stunts (uncredited)
John Bose ... stunts (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Coontz ... stunts (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... stunts (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... stunts (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... stunts (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... stunts (uncredited)
John Roy ... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... stunts (uncredited)
Milan Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
George Sowards ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunt double: Brian Russell (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Wally West ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Calvin A. Maehl ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chuck Keehne ... costumer
Neva Rames ... costumer

Music Department

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George Bruns ... composer: songs
Evelyn Kennedy ... music editor
Mel Leven ... composer: songs
Walter Sheets ... orchestrator
Richard M. Sherman ... songs: music and lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman ... songs: music and lyrics by

Other crew

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Walt Disney ... presenter
Ward Kimball ... title designer
Alex Plasschaert ... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Taglines When the family fortune runs out, the laughs rush in. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'honorable Griffin (France)
  • Al loro con el oro (Spain)
  • Kultakuumetta Kaliforniassa (Finland)
  • Um Mordomo no Far-West (Portugal)
  • Guldfeber i Californien (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Trivia Richard Haydn replaced Tony Hancock due to Hancock's erratic on-set behavior See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Hancock (1991). See more »
Quotes Eric 'Bullwhip' Griffin: Now that was not fair. You simply must observe the Marquess of Queensberry rules.
Mountain Ox: Huh?
Referee: [pulling Bullwhip aside] Stop usin' them cuss words. I said "a clean fight."
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