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The Great Adventure: Six Wagons to the Sea

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A film series based on stories from the American past.
Starring Lee Marvin

The Harvest of 1907 was a good one in California's San Joaquin Valley and the farmers expected a good profit. But when the crop was delivered to the railroad they found that the profit was absorbed by an increase in freight rates. Determined not to be cheated they decided to deliver the crop themselves to the San Francisco market 175 miles away. Six wagons faced not only the usual bad roads and treacherous weather but the opposition of the railroad.
First shown on BBC-2

Contributors

Narrator: Van Heflin
Director: Richard Sarafian
Theme Music: Richard Rodgers
Misok Bedrozian: Lee Marvin
Mercer: Gene Lyons
Elissa: Ellen Madison
Pouliades: Arthur Batindes
Tucker: Richard X. Slattery
Cy Bedrozian: Walter Koenig
Fenucci: Al Ruscio
Mueller: Emile Genest
Lucas: Wright King
Tompkins: Michael Hinn
Cuddy: Fredd Wayne
Mairik: Celia Lovsky
Ed Bailey: Melville Rucik

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The Great Adventure: Six Wagons to the Sea

BBC One London, 8 September 1966 17.00






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