Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure

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Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure
VHS cover Mayflower The Pilgrims' Adventure.jpg
VHS cover from 1999
Genre Adventure
History
Screenplay by James Lee Barrett
Directed by George Schaefer
Starring Anthony Hopkins
Richard Crenna
Jenny Agutter
Theme music composer Brad Fiedel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Linda Yellen
Producer(s) Linda Yellen
Louise Ramsay (associate producer)
Cinematography Arthur J. Ornitz
Editor(s) Eric Albertson
Running time 100 min.
Production company(s) Szygzy Productions
Distributor CBS
Release
Original network CBS
Original release
  • November 21, 1979 (1979-11-21) (US)

Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure is a 1979 American television film dramatizing the Pilgrims' voyage from Plymouth, England to Cape Cod in New England aboard the Mayflower in 1620. The film was directed by George Schaefer and stars Anthony Hopkins as Captain Christopher Jones, Richard Crenna as the Pilgrim leader William Brewster and Jenny Agutter as Priscilla Mullens.[1]

The story focuses on romantic interactions between the passengers and crew,[2] with People describing it as "plotted like a pre-shuffleboard Love Boat".[3]

The film was first broadcast by CBS on November 21, 1979.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. p. 517. ISBN 9780810863781. Retrieved September 7, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Rollins, Peter C., ed. (2003). "Places". The Columbia Companion to American History on Film. Columbia University Press. p. 148. ISBN 9780231112222. Retrieved September 7, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Mayflower: the Pilgrims' Adventure". People. November 26, 1979. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Buckley, Tom (November 21, 1979). "TV: Pilgrims' Adventure". The New York Times. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 

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