6.8/10
1,670
13 user 7 critic

Love, American Style 

An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
Reviews
Popularity
3,091 ( 284)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

That Girl (1966–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen
The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi
Flip (1970–1974)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin
Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell
Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross
The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo
The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds
F Troop (1965–1967)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Stuart Margolin ...  Love American Style Player / ... 29 episodes, 1969-1973
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ...  Love American Style Player / ... 27 episodes, 1969-1973
William Callaway ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Mary Grover Mary Grover ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Tracy Reed ...  Love American Style Player / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1974
Buzz Cooper Buzz Cooper ...  Love American Style Player 19 episodes, 1969-1970
Lynne Marta ...  Love American Style Player 18 episodes, 1969-1970
Edit

Storyline

An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, American Style See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1970-1971) | (1969-1970 and 1971-1974)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Love, American Style: Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Television Set (1972) was the inspiration for the hit show Happy Days (1974) and featured eventual cast members Ron Howard, Anson Williams, and Marion Ross. See more »


Soundtracks

Love American Style
(Title Song)
Lyrics by Arnold Margolin
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Ron Hicklin
(Seasons 2-5)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great nostalgia for us baby boomers
27 March 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This show was part of ABC's Friday night line-up back when networks put their good shows on Friday and Saturdays, as opposed to today when those nights are burial grounds for failing TV shows. It was popular in the late 60's and early 70's not just because it was witty, but because it was considered a bit naughty. In fact it was put on last in the evening in the lineup and given a great big warning label - for mature audiences only. For modern viewers, this show will seem much like a precode film from the early 1930's - you'll wonder what the big deal is since by and large nothing shocking ever really happens. Like precode films it does mark a transitional period. Precodes were the last hurrah of controversial material in the movies for the next 30 years. Love American Style marked the first inroad of controversial material on TV, as bigger and bigger shocks would be required to titillate audiences until now, almost 50 years later, the show appears quaint. You just have to remember that at the time this show first aired shows such "My Three Sons" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" were the norm for hit Television. The 60's didn't really happen in middle America until the 70's and this show was part of the first wave of that transition, for better or worse.

The episodes themselves are still pretty humorous, and often you'll see failed pilots end up as episodes of Love American Style. The most famous example was a 1972 episode that turned out to be the pilot for "Happy Days", one of ABC's most successful shows of the 1970's. If you're a boomer you're bound to enjoy this show. If you are younger, it's an interesting and humorous lesson in the journey TV has taken over the years.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed