The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin


1h 50m 1967

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 8 Mar 1967
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel By the Great Horn Spoon! by Albert Sidney Fleischman (Boston, 1963).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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 lynched.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 8 Mar 1967
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel By the Great Horn Spoon! by Albert Sidney Fleischman (Boston, 1963).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Oh, I have no doubt that you a scoundrel Higgins. But you certainly aren't the type who would shoot an unarmed man.
- Eric 'Bullwhip' Griffin
Well, that's purely a personal opinion on your part.
- Judge Higgins
All right, boys. Old Cuteye has been duly tried by miners' court and found guilty of thievery and sentenced to be hung. However, this one time we got to temper justice with mercy. We are going to let you live long enough to pull this suffering boy's tooth!
- Chief Executioner
Grandpa used to say that people are 98% water and if you don't stir them up once in awhile, they stagnate.
- Arabella Flagg

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 9, 1966

Released in United States Spring March 8, 1967

Released in United States Spring March 8, 1967

Released in United States December 9, 1966 (New York City)