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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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Brothers fighting the Civil War from opposite sides. See more (22 total) »

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

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Brothers fighting the Civil War from opposite sides., 10 January 1999
Author: dean-37 from Northern California

I have remembered this TV series for nearly 40 years. It was a heart tugging series, about two brothers fighting the Civil War. One brother was in the Union Army and the other in the Confederate Army.

You just knew one day they would meet face to face on the battlefield, and you just didn't want that to happen. You drew yourself to each of the brothers, in their individual stories of the war.

Good history of times past, warm family feelings torn apart by war.

There is room for a new TV series based upon this story line, today. I hope some producer picks it up and goes with it.

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