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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
23 January 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 (unknown episodes)
 
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent show, 3 February 2003
Author: TexasMike from Fort Worth, Texas

I really liked this show, The Americans. I can't believe it was only on for a year! Civil War action, what more did a kid want back then? (Except maybe the Alamo.) Thanks to IMDB for having some info about it. And thanks to Candace for steering me here because apparently nobody else has bothered to deal with this excellent show. At least I remember it as excellent. If I saw it today, it might not live up to my rosy memory, but I'd like to give it a try. Some old TV shows weren't preserved, and it would be a shame if this old show became 'history', literally. We can only hope for the best. I'd like to share it with my kids. It beats much of what is on TV today for youngsters. What will our kids be reminiscing about in their later years? Don't get me started. One more thing --- I've enjoyed reading all the comments by everybody and I have to say, I don't recall the 'Daisy May' episode. But I was only about 8 years old at the time and probably considered that one boring. Also, it would be great to find a web site with some photos from the show. Let's keep searching.

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