Release dateMarch 8, 1967 (1967-03-08) (United States) Based onBy the Great Horn Spoon!
by Sid Fleischman WriterLowell S. Hawley (screenplay), Albert Sidney Fleischman (novel) Music directorGeorge Bruns, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman CastRoddy McDowall (Bullwhip Griffin), Suzanne Pleshette (Arabella Flagg), Karl Malden (Judge Higgins), Harry Guardino (Sam Trimble), Richard Haydn (Quentin Bartlett), Hermione Baddeley (Miss Irene Chesney) Similar moviesNorth to Alaska, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Gold Rush, White Fang, Trail of the Falcon, Justice in a Smoking Gun
Determined to strike it rich, 14-year-old orphan Jack (Bryan Russell) hides on a ship traveling from Boston to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush. With Jack on the ship are his protective butler (Roddy McDowall), a thieving judge (Karl Malden) and a classical actor (Richard Haydn). When the judge steals a gold mine map from the actor, the others chase him across California in a series of wacky adventures involving clever disguises, outlandish fights and elaborate escapes.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a 1967 American Western comedy film directed by James Neilson. The film is based on the novel By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman, and stars Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette and Karl Malden. The songs were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family's lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold Rush. When their very proper butler gives chase, all roads lead to nonstop adventure, wild and woolly characters, and a lucky punch that leads to a bonanza of belly laughs!
Suzanne Pleshette and Dub Taylor appear in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and Support Your Local Gunfighter. Roddy McDowall appears in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and That Darn Cat!. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969). Dub Taylor appears in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and The Hallelujah Trail. Suzanne Pleshette and Parley Baer appear in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and The Ugly Dachshund.