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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 ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 14 episodes, 1964
Van Heflin ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 12 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das große Abenteuer See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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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Learning is The Great Adventure
8 April 2002 | by jeffhill1See all my reviews

Like "The Americans" which concentrated on the American Civil War, "The Great Adventure" was a quality show which each week presented a dramatization of a person or event in American history. Like "The Americans," "The Great Adventure" was ignored by the American public which, according to the ratings, was far and away more attracted to "Peyton Place," "My Mother the Car," "Car 54 Where Are You?" and other broadcasts which earned television the epithet of "The Vast Wasteland." Van Heflin concluded each episode of "The Great Adventure" by encouraging the American public to read history since, "Learning is the Great Adventure." Not enough of the American public heeded Mr. Heflin's advice.


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