Flipper's Odyssey (1966)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Whenever MGM had to hastily fulfill a European theatrical commitment in the 1960s, it was common practice to select a popular MGM TV series, then cobble together a "feature film" from several episodes. The weekly program most often retooled in this fashion was The Man From UNCLE, which yielded such ersatz features as One Spy too Many and The Helicopter Spies. Flipper's Odyssey was comprised of three half-hour installments from the Flipper TV series, which ran on NBC from 1964 through 1968. Brian Kelly, Luke Halpin and Tommy Norden represented the human element, while the lion's share (or dolphin's share) of the scenes were devoted to hyperintelligent swimming mammal Flipper. The episodes included herein find our finny friend coming to the aid of an underwater photographer, a fisherman's dog, and the dolphin's ever-foolhardy young "masters".



animal, cave, dog, dolphin, friendship, missing, photography, search, trapped