The Great Adventure is a historical anthology series that appeared on CBS for the 1963-1964 television season. The series, narrated each week by Van Heflin, and featuring theme music by Richard Rodgers, presented a weekly one-hour dramatization of the lives of famous Americans and important historical events in American History.

Series Cast

  1. Kent Smith

    Kent Smith

    4 Episodes

  2. Russell Johnson

    Russell Johnson

    4 Episodes

  3. Ricardo Montalban

    Ricardo Montalban

    3 Episodes

  4. James Dunn

    James Dunn

    2 Episodes

  5. Carroll O'Connor

    Carroll O'Connor

    2 Episodes

  6. Torin Thatcher

    Torin Thatcher

    2 Episodes

  7. Barry Sullivan

    Barry Sullivan

    2 Episodes

  8. James MacArthur

    James MacArthur

    2 Episodes

  9. Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson

    2 Episodes

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1963 | 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Great Adventure premiered on September 27, 1963.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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