The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

110 mins | Adventure, Comedy | 8 March 1967

Director:

James Neilson

Cinematographer:

Edward Colman

Editor:

Marsh Hendry

Production Designers:

Carroll Clark, John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Walt Disney Productions
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
8 Jan 1965
p. 7.
Daily Variety
6 May 1965
p. 4.
Daily Variety
7 May 1965
p. 2.
Daily Variety
3 Jun 1965
p. 2.
Variety
28 Apr 1965
p. 3, 15.
Variety
5 May 1965
p. 27.
Variety
19 May 1965
p. 5.
Variety
19 Oct 1966
p. 63.
Variety
26 Oct 1966
p. 18.
Variety
1 Mar 1967
p. 6, 13.
Variety
22 Mar 1967
p. 60.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
Cost
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Matte artist
DANCE
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Cartoon titles & bridges
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel By the Great Horn Spoon! by Albert Sidney Fleischman (Boston, 1963).
SONGS
By Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Mel Leven and George Bruns.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Bullwhip Griffin
Release Date:
8 March 1967
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 March 1967
Production Date:
began 3 May 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
9 December 1966
Copyright Number:
LP33839
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Arabella Flagg and her 14-year-old brother, Jack, are left orphaned and penniless when their grandfather dies in Boston in 1849. Determined to make his own fortune, Jack stows away aboard a ship bound for the California gold rush. He is followed by the family's very proper butler, Eric Griffin, who becomes the ship's cook. Also aboard is the nefarious Judge Higgins, a thief with a disguise for every imaginable crooked caper. As the ship approaches San Francisco, the judge steals the map of a gold mine from Quentin Bartlett, a Shakespearean actor, and sneaks ashore in the only lifeboat. Griffin, Jack, and Bartlett take pursuit and recover the map, only to find it riddled with bullet holes. Nevertheless, they strike a rich gold deposit but lose the gold in a river when the judge, disguised as a Chinese coolie, tries to steal it from them. Arabella arrives in San Francisco to look for Jack and takes a job as a dancehall singer. Griffin, now nicknamed "Bullwhip" because he accidentally knocked unconscious the town bully, "Mountain Ox," decides to enter a boxing match to earn some money. Encouraged by kisses from Arabella, Griffin wins the prize money and proposes to Arabella. The judge, disguised as a bookkeeper, tries to steal the money, but he is caught by the spectators and forced to lock himself in jail to avoid being ... +


Arabella Flagg and her 14-year-old brother, Jack, are left orphaned and penniless when their grandfather dies in Boston in 1849. Determined to make his own fortune, Jack stows away aboard a ship bound for the California gold rush. He is followed by the family's very proper butler, Eric Griffin, who becomes the ship's cook. Also aboard is the nefarious Judge Higgins, a thief with a disguise for every imaginable crooked caper. As the ship approaches San Francisco, the judge steals the map of a gold mine from Quentin Bartlett, a Shakespearean actor, and sneaks ashore in the only lifeboat. Griffin, Jack, and Bartlett take pursuit and recover the map, only to find it riddled with bullet holes. Nevertheless, they strike a rich gold deposit but lose the gold in a river when the judge, disguised as a Chinese coolie, tries to steal it from them. Arabella arrives in San Francisco to look for Jack and takes a job as a dancehall singer. Griffin, now nicknamed "Bullwhip" because he accidentally knocked unconscious the town bully, "Mountain Ox," decides to enter a boxing match to earn some money. Encouraged by kisses from Arabella, Griffin wins the prize money and proposes to Arabella. The judge, disguised as a bookkeeper, tries to steal the money, but he is caught by the spectators and forced to lock himself in jail to avoid being lynched. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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