The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, also known as the Indiana Jones Chronicles, centers on the youth of the well known Indiana Jones before his adulthood adventures. It was created and produced by George Lucas, the same creator associated with the Indiana Jones movies.

The question of the adult Indiana Jones's youth arose during the production of the films. Thus, the television series was developed using accurate dates, times, places and factual people Indy would meet during his adventures as a young man.

Examples include on safari with Teddy Roosevelt, World War 1 adventures and involvement with the famous spy Mata Hari and being cared for by Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Others among many he meets include Eliot Ness, Al Capone, Pancho Villa, Winston Churchill, Ho Chi Minh, Sigmund Freud, George Patton and Pablo Picasso, Leo Tolstoy, Charles de Gaulle and Ernest Hemingway.

The series was actually shot in many locations around the world.

3 Seasons, 21 Episodes
October 23, 2007
Action & Adventure
Cast: George Hall, Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Full Episode Guide

  • Indiana Jones struggles to help film director Erich Von Stroheim finish his latest film with limited time and budget.

  • New York, June 1920. Twenty year old Indiana Jones is working backstage at George White's Scandals in 1920.

  • May 1919. Indy is in Paris working as a translator during the peace conference following the end of the Great War. He meets up with T.E. Lawrence once more but finds his ideals have changed a lot since the start of the war.

  • Indy is on the trail of a 140-carat diamond that once belonged to Alexander the Great, using a map given to him by a dying soldier.

  • Istanbul, September 1918. Posing as neutral Swedish journalist 'Nils Anderson', Indiana Jones is trying to convince Turkish general Mustafa Kemal to form a separate peace with the allies instead of the Germans.

  • June 1918. Indiana Jones is working to get Austrian deserters safely to the allies side in the Italian Alps. In his spare time, he is wooing an Italian beauty named Guiletta.

  • Indiana Jones helps British and Australian soldiers take the town of Beersheba during the Great War.

  • Sixteen year old Indiana Jones joins an international trio of spies plotting against their German counterparts in the neutral city of Barcelona. His acquaintance Pablo Picasso helps him get a job at Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

  • Young Indiana Jones undertakes several perilous missions for the French secret service during the Great War.

  • Young Indiana Jones takes to the skies in the new French air force, and parachutes into Germany to convince Anthony Fokker to defect.

  • Africa, December 1916. Despite disobeying orders, Indy is promoted to Captain after capturing a German machine gun. He is then ordered to cross the jungle with Remy and Captain Boucher to pick up a shipment of weaponry.

  • November, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin have managed to get a transfer from the European trenches to the plains of Africa. On arrival they both receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant in the Belgian Army.

  • September, 1916. As Corporal Henri Defense, young Indiana Jones has become a motorcycle courier stationed near the trenches at Verdun. His friend Remy is still in the trenches, and both grow more disillusioned about the war each day.

  • August, 1917. Using the name 'Henri Defense', 17 year old Indiana Jones has enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War.

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