The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

The Colonel from Connecticut 

The story of Col. Edwin Drake, the first man to drill for oil in the U.S.

Director:

Bernard Girard

Writer:

Raphael Hayes

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Kiley ... Col. Edwin L. Drake
Maggie McNamara ... Laura Drake
Wallace Ford ... Uncle Billy Smith
John Alderson John Alderson ... Billy Robinson
Whit Bissell ... Benjamin Silliman
Walter Brooke ... James Townsend
Howard Caine ... Pitchman
James T. Callahan ... Josh (as Jim Callahan)
Sandy Kenyon ... Fletcher
Ken Lynch ... Brown
Woodrow Parfrey ... George Bissel
Guy Raymond ... Wilson
Ian Wolfe ... Brewer
Rayford Barnes ... Eben
Albert Cavens Albert Cavens ... Townsman
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Storyline

The story of Col. Edwin Drake, the first man to drill for oil in the U.S.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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