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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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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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USA

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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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An exciting and educational show!
24 October 2002 | by merlin-1See all my reviews

Was this show only on for one season? That amazes me because I still remember many of the episodes so vividly. I was about 10 years old when "The Great Adventure" was on television and I always wondered why my history classes in school couldn't be this engrossing. I still remember the farms on the western plains being attacked by swarms of locusts, a young Andrew Jackson being struck by a British officer's sword, the founding of the Society for the prevention fo Cruelty to Children", and the claustrophobic feeling inside the USS Monitor. Why don't they have programs like this today? Why don't they run this series again on TVLand?


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