Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure

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Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure
VHS cover Mayflower The Pilgrims' Adventure.jpg
VHS cover from 1999
Screenplay byJames Lee Barrett
Directed byGeorge Schaefer
StarringAnthony Hopkins
Richard Crenna
Jenny Agutter
Theme music composerBrad Fiedel
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerLinda Yellen
ProducersLinda Yellen
Louise Ramsay (associate producer)
CinematographyArthur J. Ornitz
EditorEric Albertson
Running time100 min.
Production companySzygzy Productions
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • November 21, 1979 (1979-11-21) (US)

Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure is a 1979 American made-for-television historical adventure 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, Richard Crenna, and Jenny Agutter.[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]



  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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