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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1961  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dynasty (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story of a pioneer family in the early 1800s that seeks its fortunes on the Ohio frontier.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Sarah Miles, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin
Slattery's People (1964–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery
Follow the Sun (1961–1962)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin
The Gray Ghost (TV Series 1957)
Adventure | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Civil War exploits of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was the basis of this syndicated series. Sgt. Magruder was the only other regular ... See full summary »

Stars: Tod Andrews, Phil Chambers, Sherwood Price
Lawman (1958–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle
M Squad (1957–1960)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe
Thriller (1960–1962)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell
Certificate: M Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake
Route 66 (1960–1964)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles
12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson
The Detectives (1959–1962)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Cpl. Ben Canfield, USA (13 episodes, 1961)
...
 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

Great show
9 September 2002 | by (Somerset/Ky) – See all my reviews

I fondly recall watching this series. It really left a great impression on me. I was raised in a family of 14 children. We could not afford a TV set. so I would go to a neighbors house to view TV. I have asked many people about this series, how ever not any recall it. This movie should receive more attention than it evidently gets. Should be of interest to anyone that has an interest in the Civil War.Would be nice if some of the cable channels would start airing some of those great shows of yester year.


6 of 7 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:
?