Bullwhip Griffin is a 1967 American Western comedy film directed by James Neilson and produced by Walt Disney Productions, starring Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Hermione Baddeley, and Karl Malden. The film’s screenplay, by Lowell S. Hawley, was based on the novel By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman.
Directed By: James Neilson
Starring: Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette and Karl Malden
Revenue: $1.9 million (US/ Canada)
During the California Gold Rush, 14-year-old orphan Jack (Bryan Russell) hides on a ship going from Boston to San Francisco, determined to strike it rich. On board the ship, Jack is accompanied by 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 pursue him across California in a series of absurd adventures featuring creative disguises, ridiculous battles, and elaborate escapes.