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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

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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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Drama | Family

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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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Brighty is a Children's Classic
19 July 2020 | by waldogrotskySee all my reviews

I find many films aimed at kids to be very annoying. Especially during repeated viewings. Brighty of the Grand Canyon goes down easy. This old-school classic is easy on adult nerves and holds the interest of younger children. Brighty the donkey is cute and well defined keeping the kids engaged. Joseph Cotten and the cast deliver professional performances. I grew up in Henderson Nevada. Schools in this area had access to a 16mm copy of Brighty and showed it frequently. I watched it 6 or 8 times growing up. A great family film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brighty of the Grand Canyon See more »

Filming Locations:

Duck Creek, Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color
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