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"The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton" is a 1974 telefilm produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was originally broadcast on NBC as a two-part episode on The Wonderful World of Disney on January 6, and January 13, 1974. The telefilm was directed by Tom Leetch.


"The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton" is about a sixth-grader (Eric Shea) who tries to expose a land swindle engineered by a city official (John Fiedler). Part 1 of two. Shoie: Clay O'Brien. Daffy: Kim Richards. Mayor: Edward Andrews.


  • Eric Shea ... Alvin Fernald
  • Clay O'Brien ... Shoie
  • Kim Richards ... Daphne 'Daffy' Fernald
  • Edward Andrews ... Mayor Massey
  • Norman Bartold ... Sam Preston
  • Larry J. Blake ... Police Chief
  • Lynn Borden ... Miss Pinkey
  • Lonny Chapman ... Fred Benson
  • Rae Dawn Chong ... Greta
  • Molly Dodd ... Mrs. Blake
  • Olive Dunbar ... Mrs. Barkley
  • John Fiedler ... Charles Blackburn
  • Ted Gehring ... Doyle Reager
  • Claude Johnson ... Mr. Fernald
  • Bebe Kelly ... Mrs. Fernald
  • Marshall Kent ... City Engineer
  • Brian Morrison ... Shorty (as Brian Morrison)
  • George O'Hanlon ... Herb Evans
  • Judson Pratt ... Sergeant O'Halloran
  • Ed Prentiss ... Commissioner
  • Maudie Prickett ... Mrs. Hundley
  • Peter Renaday ... Reporter (as Pete Renoudet)
  • Hal Smith ... Ed Haskins
  • Dick Wilson ... Mr. Hodges