The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 23 user

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 97 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 152 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 235 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 10 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

The Great Adventure (1963–1964) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Great Adventure.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

1964 | 1963
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pocket Money (1972)
Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin
Combat! (1962–1967)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert
Cat Ballou (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan
The Big Heat (1953)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Director: John Ford
Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles
The Searchers (1956)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Edward Asner, Whit Bissell
The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A marine-corps drama set at Camp Pendleton (near San Diego, California) proving ground for men who pride themselves on being United States Marines. From the lowliest recruit to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Narrator / ... (13 episodes, 1963-1964)
...
 Himself - Narrator (13 episodes, 1964)
Edit

Storyline

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La grande avventura  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

End credit disclaimer: "The Great Adventure is a dramatization of recorded history. Situations and characters are sometimes changed for dramatic purposes." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best shows of the 60's
18 May 2004 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to believe this was only on for a single season. I remember them as well written drama's that humanized history and count them as a critical factor in nurturing my interest in History so much as to pursue a degree in it. Episodes like "Roger Young", "The Hunley", "The Story of Nathan Hale" and "A Boy at War" were amazing. The talent was there, the story was there, only the audience was missing. I guess folks were too busy watching the Flintstones. I would really love to see these issued on DVD or Video. Appearances by Joseph Cotton, James MacArthur, Peter Graves, Ricardo Montalban, Noah Berry, Claude Akins, Jackie Cooper, Lloyd Nolan, Earl Holliman and George Kennedy to name just a few.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please release on DVD relf
well-remembered episodes margot
OK gang, found the theme song. tificoach1
My Favorite TV Show Ever johnm-14
The Great Adventure Go Down Moses avrbabe
Sniper Episode? NWJarvis
Discuss The Great Adventure (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page