This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff
Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai
12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson
Smile (1975)
Comedy
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Director: Michael Ritchie
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The Best Man (1964)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams
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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
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Gene Darfler ...
 Col. Aycoock / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Barney McKay / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Andrew Johnson / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Captain Bogart / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 General Lucas / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Laurence Naismith ...
 George Mason / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Alan Hewitt ...
 Thomas Jefferson (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Oliver E. Wells (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Myles / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Francis Preston Blair / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
George Mitchell ...
 Mr. Broomell (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Carl Benton Reid ...
 Calhoun (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Sewall (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Adams Sr. / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
Lamont Johnson ...
 Fremont (2 episodes, 1964)
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 Governor William Brandon / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
Christopher Riordan ...
 Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
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 Hanson / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
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 Patrick Henry / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Booth Colman ...
 Emerson (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Gen. Thomas / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Governor Lilburn Boggs (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Dr. Fenner / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Governor Randolph / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Claudia McNeil ...
 Mrs. Haines (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Garrison / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Ambassador Sage / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Andrew Judson / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Charles Evans Hughes / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Peckham (2 episodes, 1965)
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

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8 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Referenced in The Governor & J.J.: Profile in Discourage (1969) See more »

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Deserves to be watched by all Americans.
19 January 2012 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

Though slightly dated ( none of the heroes portrayed are Hispanic, Amerindian or Asian), this was one the great, under-rated and overlooked Television shows of all Time. I first saw it, not on an American network, but on the Windsor ,Canada CBC affiliate, Channel 9, which often showed reruns of US TV classics( Twilight Zone, The Rogues, etc.-but not Slattery's People; perhaps it was too similar to Quentin Durgens, M.P.) They did not show ALL the episodes. ( I don't remember The Robert Taft episode or the Anne Hutchinson one), but they showed plenty, and what they showed, I loved. Together with The Great Adventure, it turned me into a history and political science junkie. For instance, it was the first time I ever heard of Frederick Douglass, whose dialog with Abraham Lincoln later became the subject of my doctoral dissertation. This show MUST be rerun or released on DVD, especially in this time of cynicism about politics and about democracy. Then again, what am I saying? That is like expecting the idiots at CBS to release Slattery's People or The Great Adventure on DVD.


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