The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 68 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 Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 103 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 152 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 79 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 236 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 8.7/10

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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1964   1963  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Set during the American Gold Rush era, this is an unforgettable tale of an orphaned boy and his wild dog who must battle against the Yukon wilderness and human greed to help save a frontier town.

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Stars: Jack Palance, Joan Collins, Fernando E. Romero
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When a senior Russian official, Gen. Marenkov, decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to lead the team to get him out. Malenkov reveals that the Russians are trying... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman
Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans
Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg
Get Smart (1965–1970)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt
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 Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll
Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
Hong Kong (1960–1961)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen
Happy (1960–1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A sitcom centering on toddler Christopher Hapgood "Happy" Day and his parents. Happy's thoughts could be heard by the audience in the same way Bruce Willis' voice of the baby could be heard in "Look Who's Talking."

Stars: Ronnie Burns, Yvonne Fedderson, Steven Born
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
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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology | See All (1) »

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

A Forgotten Television Gem
31 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It had a theme song by Richard Rogers, and was narrated by Van Heflin. It told stories with performers of quality: Bob Cummings as "Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse" a pioneer in inoculation for smallpox fighting prejudice in Thomas Jefferson's day; Jackie Cooper as the commander of the Confederate submarine " C.S.S.Hunley" on it's fateful cruise to sink the "U.S.S. Housatonic"; Barry Sullivan as "Holland" the reporter who discovered that President Grover Cleveland (Leif Ericsson) had a secret operation for cancer; Sullivan again, taken in by prospectors John McGiver and John Fiedler, in buying the land of their great diamond field sight unseen - only to have J.D.Cannon (as Clarence King)show that everyone has been fooled by them; Lee Marvin as a California raisin grower fighting the railroads there in 1905. These episodes have not been seen in decades, and deserve to be seen again. Like PROFILES IN COURAGE it has been relegated to the obscurity bin of (ironically enough) history.


14 of 14 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