The Darwin Adventure (1972)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Darwin Adventure stars Nicholas Clay as 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin. The film covers the whole of Darwin's life, with emphasis on his volatile evolutionary theories. The "adventure" of the title is Darwin's 1831 fact-finding voyage on the good ship Beagle, in search of nature's secrets in the darker corners of South America. The story ends in Darwin's declining years, during which time many of his theories have been adopted and refined by younger, more broad-minded naturalists. The Darwin Adventure plays like a Cliff's Notes version of the subject's life, packing far too much into its 91 minute running time to be properly digested by the average filmgoer.



evolution, scientist, South-America, life