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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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.

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brighty See more »

Filming Locations:

Duck Creek, Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Uncle Jim is talking to Homer about making moon lily tea, the position of the rifle in Homer's hands keeps changing between shots. In the side shots of Homer, Jim, and Irons, Homer is holding the rifle at an angle to the left; in the close front shots of Homer only, he is holding the rifle pointed straight ahead (toward Irons). 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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Brighty Best Picture of the Grand Canyon for Children of any age.
7 July 2007 | by stepbystepdaybydaySee 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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