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1
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enticing History, 16 March 2002
Author: Jeff Hill (jeffhill1@hotmail.com) from Sapporo, Japan

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?

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