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Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966)

The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. The animal endures some perilous adventures before finding friendship with a prospector who finally strikes it rich.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

Norman Foster, Marguerite Henry (novel)
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Jiggs the Donkey Jiggs the Donkey ... Brighty
Joseph Cotten ... Jim Owen
Pat Conway ... Jake Irons
Dick Foran ... Old Timer, the Prospector
Karl Swenson ... Theodore Roosevelt
Dandy Curran Dandy Curran ... Homer Hobbs
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The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. The animal endures some perilous adventures before finding friendship with a prospector who finally strikes it rich.

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

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Trivia

This would be the final theatrical feature film for Dick Foran. He would spend the final decade of his career doing television work. See more »

Goofs

When Jake Irons and Brighty are crossing the Colorado River in the cage, Brighty freaks out and starts kicking at the wooden cage door. Before he starts kicking, the door is seen to be firm, intact, and unbroken, but in the shot of his first kick, you can see that before the hoof impact the door is already somewhat broken. See more »

Quotes

Jim Owen: You know, Old Timer was right. Burros is sacred critters. They don't never really die.
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A Great Childhood Movie!
27 September 2005 | by savannahruffSee all my reviews

I was a young child when I saw this movie and I loved it. Back when a family could watch a movie together and it not be spoiled with sex, violence and obscenities. I seems that now even movies directed for children and families are way out there and leaves you wondering "what kind of film was that?" The book was very good also. I remember this movie and also "Pablo and the Dancing Chuchuahua" as two of my fondest childhood movies. I have a daughter that I would love to see this movie. I'm sure she would love it as much as I did. Also I would like to see it again also. Does anyone know how these movies could be obtained? Or even if any channels can show them on TV?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Duck Creek, Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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