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The Great Adventure 

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.
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1964   1963  

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Russell Johnson ...  Self - Narrator / ... 14 episodes, 1964
Van Heflin ...  Self - Narrator / ... 10 episodes, 1963-1964
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

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

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A Forgotten Television Gem
31 May 2004 | by theowinthropSee 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.


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USA

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English

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27 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Das große Abenteuer See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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