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1 :01x01 - The Hunley

Sep/27/1963
Two infantry engineers try to salvage the Confederate submarine, the Hunley.
Guest Stars: Jackie Cooper as Lt. Dickson | James MacArthur as Lt. Alexander | George Lindsey as Hampton | Wayne Rogers (1) as Tombs | Gene Evans as Sgt. Winn | Stephen Lodge as guest star | David Macklin as guest star

2 :01x02 - The Death of Sitting Bull

Oct/04/1963
The great Sioux war chief, Sitting Bull, becomes involved in the Ghost Dance of 1890. This leads to an uprising in which Sitting Bull is killed.
Guest Stars: Ricardo Montalban as Philip Crow | Joseph Cotten as Captain Meehan | Claude Akins as Father Kranz | Kent Smith as General Miles | Lloyd Nolan as Colonel Fraser | Noah Beery, Jr. as Jervis | Anthony Caruso as Sitting Bull | Miriam Colon as Sarah Crow | Rodolfo Acosta as Lt. Bullhead | James Dunn as Agent McLean | Eddie Little Sky as Left Hand
Writer: Otis Carney

3 :01x03 - The Massacre at Wounded Knee

Oct/11/1963
The death of Sitting Bull leads to an uprising among the Sioux and their last battle against the United States Army at Wounded Knee.
Guest Stars: Ricardo Montalban as Philip Crow | Joseph Cotten as Captain Meehan | Claude Akins as Father Kranz | Kent Smith as General Miles | Lloyd Nolan as Colonel Fraser | Noah Beery, Jr. as Jervis | Miriam Colon as Sarah Crow | Rodolfo Acosta as Lt. Bullhead | James Dunn as Agent McLean | Eddie Little Sky as Left Hand

4 :01x04 - Six Wagons to the Sea

Oct/18/1963
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Guest Stars: Lee Marvin as Misok Bedrozian | Arthur Batanides as Porliades | Gene Lyons as Merier | Ellen Madison as Elissa | Richard X. Slattery as Tucker

5 :01x05 - The Story of Nathan Hale

Oct/25/1963
Schoolteacher Nathan Hale, a spy for the Colonial cause during the Revolutionary War, gets arrested and hung for treason but not before he spouts some famous last words.
Guest Stars: Jeremy Slate as Nathan Hale | Torin Thatcher as General Howe | Nancy Malone as Jenny | John Anderson (1) as Colonel Knowlton | Douglas Henderson as Captain Hull | Dorothy Adams as Mrs. Woodhaven | John Kellogg as Winthrop | Sandy Kenyon as Captain James | Peter Mamakos as Decker | Nora Marlowe as Widow Chich | Sean McClory as Major Carlton | Maxwell Reed as Major Hardwick | Jon Drury (1) as Guard | Arthur Gould-Porter as British Guard

6 :01x06 - Go Down, Moses

Nov/01/1963
The story of Harriet Tubman and her work on the Underground Railroad helping slaves from the South escape to freedom in the North in pre-Civil War days.
Guest Stars: Ruby Dee as Harriet Tubman | Ossie Davis as John Ross | Brock Peters as Joe Bailey | Ethel Waters as Rit | Mimi Dillard as Tillie | Gloria Calomee as Mary Ann | Betty Harford as as Elizabeth Williams | Roy Barcroft as Dr. Thompson | Richard O'Brien (2) as Tarry | Isabel Cooley as Lydia | Rupert Crosse as William Still | Stephen Lander as Quaker

7 :01x07 - The Great Diamond Mountain

Nov/08/1963
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Guest Stars: Barry Sullivan as William Ralston | J.D. Cannon as Clarence King | Philip Abbott as Janin | John Fiedler as Philip Arnold | Dick Foran as Colton | John McGiver as John Stack

8 :01x08 - The Treasure Train of Jefferson Davis

Nov/15/1963
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Guest Stars: Michael Rennie as Jefferson Davis | Katharine Bard as Mrs. Davis | Jeff Cooper (1) as Micajah Clark | Tim O'Connor as General Breckinridge | Carl Benton Reid as Trenholm | Harry Townes as Judah P. Benjamin | Ken Lynch as General Johnston | Byron Morrow as General Beauregard | Ken Mayer as Harrison | James Noah as Captain Partler | Richard Bull as Landlord | Claude Johnson as Union Trooper | Jay Lanin as Union Lieutenant

9 :01x09 - The Outlaw and the Nun

Dec/06/1963
The story of a nun named Sister Blandina who arrives in a Western town in 1872 and finds only two children in her classroom.
Guest Stars: Joan Hackett as Sister Blandina | Leif Erickson as Abel Parrish | Marion Ross as Sister Marcella | Andrew Prine as Billy the Kid | Sally Brophy as Mrs. Pierce | Richard Carlyle as Pierce

10 :01x10 - The Man Who Stole New York City

Dec/13/1963
The story of Tammany Hall boss William Marcy Tweed and his reign of corruption in New York City.
Guest Stars: Carroll O'Connor as O'Rourke | Edward Andrews as William Marcy Tweed | James Daly as George Jones | Russell Collins as Watson | Byron Morrow as Mayor Hall | Walter Brooke as Taylor | Frank Maxwell as Connolly | Don Keefer as Copeland | Frank Faylen as O'Brien | Willard Sage as Jennings | Ian Wolfe as Townsend | Tom Simcox as Ford

11 :01x11 - A Boy at War

Dec/20/1963
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Guest Stars: Jean Engstrom as Elizabeth | Flip Mark as Andy | Jack Chaplain as Tom Crawford | Richard Eyer as Robert | Karen Green (1) as Anne | Bernard Fox as British Lieutenant

12 :01x12 - Wild Bill Hickok - the Legend and the Man

Jan/03/1964
The life story of legendary scout, gambler, and lawman Wild Bill Hickock is chronicled in this episode.
Guest Stars: Lloyd Bridges as Wild Bill Hickock | Sheree North as Agnes Lake | Leo Gordon as McCanles | Tom Reese as Mike Williams | Len Lesser as Varnes | James Griffith (1) as Harry Young | Neil Nephew as Jack McCall | Edward Knight as Brady | Larry J. Blake as Doyle | William Fawcett as Brink | Bill Walker (1) as Charlie | Vito Scotti as Ticket Agent
Director: Buzz Kulik

13 :01x13 - The Colonel from Connecticut

Jan/10/1964
The story of Edwin Drake and his attempts to find a large field of oil near Titusville, PA in 1859.
Guest Stars: Whit Bissell as Benjamin Silliman | Wallace Ford as Uncle Billy Smith | Richard Kiley as Edwin L. Drake | Maggie McNamara as Laura Drake | John Alderson as Billy Robinson | Woodrow Parfrey as George Bissel | H.M. Wynant as District Attorney | Ian Wolfe as Brewer | Rayford Barnes as Eben | Walter Brooke as James Townsend | James T. Callahan as Josh | Howard Caine as Pitchman | Barry Kelley as Hughes | Guy Raymond as Wilson

14 :01x14 - Teeth of the Lion

Jan/17/1964
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Guest Stars: Earl Holliman as Will Cross | Julie Sommars as Meg Jethro | Donald Losby as Billy | Collin Wilcox as Elizabeth Cross | Jesse Pearson as Tom Jethro | Kathie Sweet as Melissa | Steven Marlo as Red Deer

15 :01x15 - Rodger Young

Jan/24/1964
A man suffering from a partial hearing loss joins the National Guard when war breaks out in order to prove himself.
Guest Stars: James MacArthur as Rodger Young | Patrick McVey as Dr. Crosley | George Kennedy as Sgt. Mulduney | Diane Ladd as Annie Thompson | H.M. Wynant as Lt. Waters | Hal Needham as Recruiting Officer | Geoffrey Horne as guest star | Ted Bessell as guest star | Paul Geary as guest star | Henry Beckman as guest star | Hampton Fancher as guest star
Director: Philip Leacock

16 :01x16 - The Testing of Sam Houston

Jan/31/1964
The events leading up to Sam Houston's resignation of the governorship of Tennessee are dramatized.
Guest Stars: Robert Culp as Sam Houston | Victor Jory as Andrew Jackson | Kent Smith as William Carroll | Katherine Crawford as Eliza Allen | Ralph Moody as Oo-Lo-Techka | David White (1) as John C. Calhoun | Robert Emhardt as Stanbery | Mario Alcalde as Too-Chee-La | Tom Palmer (1) as Allen | June Vincent as guest star | Ken Drake as guest star | Francis DeSales as guest star | Edwin Mills as guest star | Robert Riordan as guest star | Dick Wilson (2) as guest star

17 :01x17 - The Special Courage of Captain Pratt

Feb/14/1964
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Guest Stars: Paul Burke (1) as Captain Richard Pratt | John Marley as Grey Beard | Antoinette Bower as Anna Pratt | Ivan Dixon as Sgt. Willis | Denver Pyle as General Mills | Valentin de Vargas as Okahatan

18 :01x18 - The Night Raiders

Feb/21/1964
The story of abolitionist John Brown's raid on the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA, and his subsequent trial for treason.
Guest Stars: Jack Klugman as John Brown | Russell Johnson as Narrator | Torin Thatcher as Lewis Washington | James Westerfield as Thomas Green | Les Brown, Jr. as Oliver Brown | James Beck (2) as Watson Brown | Walter Burke as Higgins | Parley Baer as Mayor | Ward Wood as Edwin Coppock | John Wesley as John Copeland Jr. | Joel Fluellen as Newby | Alan Baxter as Judge | Russell Horton as Hoyt | Smoki Whitfield as Servant
Director: Philip Leacock

19 :01x19 - Plague

Feb/28/1964
The events leading to the discovery of a vaccine against smallpox.
Guest Stars: Bob Cummings as Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse | Ron Howard as Daniel Waterhouse | Jacqueline Scott as Eliza Waterhouse | John Dehner as Thomas Jefferson | John McLiam as John Howard | Gina Gillespie as Ellen Howard | Gene Lyons as Dr. Aspenwell | George Mitchell as Dr. Drury | David Lewis (3) as Dr. Bartlett

20 :01x20 - The Pathfinder

Mar/06/1964
The story of John C. Fremont and Kit Carson's 1844 survey team which traveled into California in the dead of winter.
Guest Stars: Rip Torn as John C. Fremont | Carroll O'Connor as Johann Sutter | Channing Pollock as Kit Carson | Arthur Batanides as Gomez | Joe De Santis as General Vallejo | Don Dubbins as Jason Chiles | David White (1) as guest star | Robert F. Simon as guest star | Harry Carter (1) as guest star | Elizabeth Perry as guest star | John Garwood as guest star | Francisco Ortega as guest star | Noel Drayton as guest star | Craig Duncan as guest star | David Nunez as guest star

21 :01x21 - The President Vanishes

Mar/13/1964
In 1893, President Grover Cleveland suddenly ceases appearing at public functions and a nosy reporter wonders why.
Guest Stars: Russell Johnson as Narrator | Barry Sullivan as E. J. Edwards | Leif Erickson as President Grover Cleveland | Jeanne Vaughn as Frances Cleveland | Skip Homeier as Thurber | Harry Townes as Dr. O'Reilly | George Macready as Dr. Keen | John Marley as Callu | Jenie Jackson (1) as Carlotta | Hope Holiday as Mavis | Bart Burns as Faith | Peter Hale as Presidential Aide | Stuart Nisbet as Businessman | Chuck Hicks as Sailor

22 :01x22 - The Henry Bergh Story

Mar/20/1964
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Guest Stars: Frank Cady as Drover | Brian Keith as Henry Bergh | Marion Ross as Etta Wheeler | Frank Aletter as James Welton | June Dayton as Matilda Bergh | Bernie Hamilton as Wilbur Jones

23 :01x23 - Kentucky's Bloody Ground

Apr/03/1964
In the 1770's, Daniel Boone and a party of settlers establish a colony in Kentucky, the dark and bloody ground.
Guest Stars: Peter Graves (1) as Daniel Boone | Russell Johnson as Narrator | Andrew Duggan as Colonel Callaway | Peggy McCay as Mrs. Callaway | David McCallum as Captain Hanning | Arthur Hunnicutt as Simon Kenton | Judee Morton as Jemima Boone | Richard Lupino as Lt. Brown | Stuart Cooper as Flanders Callaway | Ted Eccles as James Boone | Laurie Mock as Frances Callaway
Director: Philip Leacock

24 :01x24 - The Siege of Boonesborough

Apr/10/1964
Daniel Boone negotiates with Shawnees who have kidnapped his daughter and two other girls and threaten to attack the colony of Boonesborough.
Guest Stars: Peter Graves (1) as Daniel Boone | Andrew Duggan as Colonel Callaway | Peggy McCay as Mrs. Callaway | David McCallum as Captain Hanning | Arthur Hunnicutt as Simon Kenton | Judee Morton as Jemima Boone | Richard Lupino as Lt. Brown | Stuart Cooper as Flanders Callaway | Ted Eccles as James Boone | Laurie Mock as Frances Callaway | Russell Johnson as Narrator
Director: Philip Leacock

25 :01x25 - Escape

Apr/17/1964
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Guest Stars: Jack Warden as Latham | Michael Constantine as Colonel Streight | Sorrell Booke as guest star | Fritz Weaver as guest star
Director: Robert Gist

26 :01x26 - The Pirate and the Patriot

May/01/1964
The story of buccaneer Jean Lafitte and his aid to the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Guest Stars: Ricardo Montalban as Jean Lafitte | Kent Smith as Grimes | John McGiver as Governor Claiborne | Frank Silvera as Gambi
Director: Philip Leacock
Warning: The Great Adventure guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Anthology | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 27, 1963
Ended: May 01, 1964
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