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Release Date:
23 January 1961 (USA) See more »
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized... See more »
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Cast

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Darryl Hickman ... Cpl. Ben Canfield, USA (12 episodes, 1961)
Richard Davalos ... Cpl. Jeff Canfield, CSA (11 episodes, 1961)

John McIntire ... Pa Canfield (5 episodes, 1961)
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Series Directed by
Lamont Johnson (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
James Warner Bellah (3 episodes, 1961)
William D. Gordon (3 episodes, 1961)
Andy Lewis (2 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
Frank Telford .... producer (17 episodes, 1961)
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1961)
Andy Lewis .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeff Alexander (1 episode, 1961)
Van Alexander (1 episode, 1961)
Bernard Herrmann (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Harkness Smith (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henry Berman (1 episode, 1961)
Jack Kampschroer (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
George W. Davis (2 episodes, 1961)
William Ferrari (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (2 episodes, 1961)
Don Greenwood Jr. (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal W. Polaire .... assistant director (1 episode, 1961)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... sound (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Bunny Levitt .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
James Williamson .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Other crew
John S. Peters .... technical adviser / technical advisor (2 episodes, 1961)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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A WONDERFUL CIVIL WAR SERIES, 2 August 1999
Author: Kirasjeri from Brooklyn NY

1961 was the much-promoted Centennial of the Civil War. There were all sorts of specials, and docu-series, and articles in LIFE magazine, etc. This TV drama was excellent with a brother against brother theme. The fact that it lasted one year says a lot about the audience rather than the show. This was quality TV - and cross-reference "Arrest and Trial" (the precursor of "Law and Order") to see how long some quality shows last. I even remember in grade school trying to get classmates to watch "The Americans" with no luck. Their loss. And in this age of gutter, juvenile, and vicious humor a thoughtful drama like this won't ever be rerun or even on video. Too bad. With the right marketing there are enough Civil War enthusiasts to make video sales feasible. It was a memorable series showing how the war tore America apart.

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