The Americans (1961– )

TV Series  -   -  Action | War
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 33 users  
Reviews: 22 user

Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Americans" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Americans (1961– )

The Americans (1961– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Americans.

Season:

1

Year:

1961
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi
Certificate: M Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on true events, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self ... See full summary »

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake
War Hunt (1962)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Sanders
Stars: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford
The Chase (1966)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford
The Candidate (1972)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas
The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira
The Outcasts (1968–1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Don Murray, Otis Young, Art Metrano
Adventure | Comedy | Drama

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Nick Offerman, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Cpl. Ben Canfield, USA (12 episodes, 1961)
Richard Davalos ...
 Cpl. Jeff Canfield, CSA (11 episodes, 1961)
...
 Pa Canfield (5 episodes, 1961)
Edit

Storyline

Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the young men fighting it. Bellah's stories were about the smaller incidents that impacted the regular soldier, not just the officers, and "The Americans" reflected this sensibility. Written by rtvf

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 1961 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Enticing History
16 March 2002 | by (Sapporo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I teach history both in high school and at a university. I am especially interested in the American Civil War, the War Between the States, or, as a North Carolina teacher put it to me, "Down here, we call it 'the War of Northern Aggression,'" But, to tell you the truth, one of the reasons I was an avid fan of "The Americans" when it played on television in 1961 was that it was "sexy." I was in 8th grade at the time and therefore of a budding, going on boiling over interest in exotic women. I particularly remember an episode when Dick Davalos goes into a back hills village to recruit some of their sharpshooting men into the Confederate army. Before he finds any men, he encounters a bevy of very shapely Daisy Mays who are very interested in him. What a test of his loyalty to the Southern cause! Should he go back to the battlefield or stay here with the Dogpatch harem?

Am I the only one who remembers the show this way?


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Videos of the show ncand3d
the americans ukas
Episode Guide al_niteowl
Discuss The Americans (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?