The Americans (1961– )

TV Series  |   |  Action, War
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 38 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...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
 
a list of 667 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 422 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 76 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 72 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 8.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Americans.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
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 8/10 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
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A brain-dead sheriff, a stolid secret agent and a sexy scientist team with a grumpy retired monster fighter to battle a 60 foot, three-eyed cross between man and dinosaur.

Directors: Wayne Berwick, Ted Newsom
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Brinke Stevens, R.G. Wilson
Tate (TV Series 1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.

Stars: David McLean, Don Wilbanks, 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
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan
The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade
The Killers (1964)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes
Airport (1970)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
Whirlybirds (1957–1960)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale
Breaking Point (1963–1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Raymer is the mentor and also boss of Dr. McKinley Thompson at York Hospital. The actions centers around the lives of the people who eventually seek help and their situations rather than the treatment prescribed.

Stars: Paul Richards, Eduard Franz, Cece Whitney
Outlaws (1960–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of a marshal and his young deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Cpl. Ben Canfield, USA (13 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

Plot Keywords:

corporal | american civil war | See All (2) »

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

 
Brothers on the bridge
9 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

42 years ago I watched a TV show that had a lifetime effect on me. " The Americans" was probably the first show that taught some of our military history to this 8 year old. And now, as a 53 year old veteran of Vietnam, a past Confederate Reenactor enlisted in the 5th Alabama Batallion, Archers Brigade CSA, and a Career DOD Civilian, I'll never forget the image where the two brothers met over Musket sights. In my memory it was a fantastic show. I agree with all those who have written about their memories and truly wish I could also again see this fine series.

Thankyou for reminding me of this wonderful show. I too, thought it was a figment of my imagination. What a treasure this could be as a Series DVD ! And I tip my hat to those, my age, that remember "The Americans"


4 of 4 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:
?