The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

The Testing of Sam Houston 

In 1817, Andrew Jackson appoints a young Sam Houston to oversee the forced relocation of the Cherokee from Tennessee. He soon clashes with both Jackson and the US Government over his fair and humane treatment of the Cherokee.


Denis Sanders


Henry F. Greenberg (teleplay), Joseph Hoffman (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Culp ... Sam Houston
Victor Jory ... Andrew Jackson
Mario Alcalde Mario Alcalde ... Too-Chee-La
Katherine Crawford ... Eliza Allen
Robert Emhardt ... Stanbery
Kent Smith ... William Carroll
David White ... John C. Calhoun
Ralph Moody ... Oo-Lo-Techka
June Vincent ... Mrs. Allen
Tom Palmer Tom Palmer ... Mr. Allen
Francis De Sales ... Speaker of the House
Ken Drake Ken Drake ... Miller
Robert Riordan Robert Riordan ... Breckenridge
Edwin Mills Edwin Mills ... Male Secretary
William Arvin William Arvin ... Jackson's Aide (as Bill Arvin)


Appointed in 1817 to manage the forced relocation of the Cherokee from Tennessee, a young Sam Houston clashes with his mentor, General Andrew Jackson and the US Government over his attempts to treat the Cherokee in a fair and humane manner. Written by J Lopez

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Release Date:

31 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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