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The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events. The series aired on CBS during the 1963-64 television season.

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Final: 1x26 -- 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.
Van HeflinVan Heflin
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Executive Producer: Bert Granet
Producer: John Houseman, Ethel Winant
Music: Bernard Herrmann
Director of Photography: Neal Beckner
Assistant Director: Gary Nelson

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Recurring Guests

Russell Johnson as Narrator (4 eps)
Kent Smith as General Miles (4 eps)
Ricardo Montalban as Philip Crow (3 eps)
Peter Graves (1) as Daniel Boone (2 eps)
Peggy McCay as Mrs. Callaway (2 eps)
H.M. Wynant as District Attorney (2 eps)
Joseph Cotten as Captain Meehan (2 eps)
Claude Akins as Father Kranz (2 eps)
Harry Townes as Judah P. Benjamin (2 eps)
Torin Thatcher as General Howe (2 eps)

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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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