CTVA Western - "The Americans" (Frank Telford/NBC (early 1961) Daryl Hickman, Dick Davalos

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The Americans (1961)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,, Tom Dischley, Rina Fox, Louis H. Allgood  
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE AMERICANS a.k.a. 'The Blue and The Grey'
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NBC, Inc. Production
for
NBC (Mondays 7:30pm EST)
Produced by Frank Telford

US Western series 1961 17 episodes aired x 60 min bw (possibly 21 or 26 made) (23Jan61-11Sep61)

starring
Darryl Hickman
as Ben Canfield, the Northern boy
Dick Davalos
as Jeff Canfield, the Southern Boy

Premise:
In 1861 Virginia secedes from the Union and two brothers take up opposite
sides, one went North, the other South. The stars alternated each week between the two.

It had a great instrumental theme accordng to
Dan Coli, Richmond, Virginia, USA (danlee01@aol.com)

Background:
A mid-season replacement for "Riverboat"

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NBC Mondays 7:30 pm Eastern
 
[01] The Americans: HARPER'S FERRY: 1861  [UCLA] (Series premiere)
(c) 1961 / 23Jan61 NBC orig. airdate
Eecutive Producer, Frank Telford
Produced by Gordon Kay
Directed by Douglas Heyes
Teleplay by John Gay.
From an original story by James Warner Bellah.
Editor, Henry Batista;
photography, William spencer;
music, Hugo Friedhofer;
historical consultant, Henry Steele Commager.
Starring
Darryl Hickman (Ben Canfield), Dick Davalos (Jeff Canfield);
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Ron Randall ........... Lt. Turner
John McIntire ......... Pa Canfield (semi-regular)
Kenneth Tobey ......... Lt. Jones
with
Gigi Perreau, Virginia Gregg, William D. Gordon, Ray Teal
Michael Carr, Hal Hopper
Synopsis:
"Hickman and Davalos star as brothers Ben and Jeff Canfield in this
series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Ben's loyalties lie
with the Union; Jeff's with the Confederacy. In the premiere, the Union
arsenal at Harper's Ferry is attacked and one immediate result is a
division of loyalties in the Canfield household"--Archivist's notes.
[UCLA]
Contents: Commercials: Handi-wrap -- Nytol -- Gillette Razors
-- Gillette Foamy Shave Cream.
Copyright notice on film: c1961 by NBC, Inc.

[02] The Americans: REBELLION AT BLAZING ROCK 
    30Jan61 NBC Mon
Produced by Frank Telford
Written by William D. Gordon
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Tonight Starring : Dick Davalos as (Jeff Canfield)
Guest Cast:
Michael Rennie ........ Capatin James Duquesne
aren Sharpe ........... Louann Higgins
John Howard ........... Captain Chilcoath
Adam Williams ......... Willcott  [LHA]
Ray Daley ............. Bugler [LHA]
Synopsis:
Jeff Canfield finds two men, Confederate and Yankee respectively, preparing to stage a mock battle.
(07Nov62 A-R London UK, Wed 8:00 pm)

[03] The Americans: THE REGULAR [UCLA]   
(c) 1960 / 06Feb61 NBC Mon
producer, Frank Telford
director, John Rich
writer, Andy Lewis.
Editor, Jack Kampschroer;
photography, Harkness Smith;
music, Bernard Hermann,
historical consultant, Henry Steele Commager.
Tonight Starring: Darryl Hickman (as Ben Canfield)
Guest Cast:
Kent Smith ............. Captain Vickery
John Doucette .......... Sergeant Cardiff
Kathleen Crowley ....... Lucy Vickery
Sandy Kenyon ........... Ritter
Wynn Pearce ............ Bailey
William D. Gordon ...... Lt. Barnes
William Murray ......... Craigie
Maurice Manson ......... Mayor Cahill
Ken Drake .............. Bravo
Synopsis 1:
"In a flashback sequence, Ben Canfield (Hickman) explains how he came
to join the Union forces" [UCLA]
Contents: Commercials: Pan-American Coffee Bureau -- Handi-Wrap --
Co-Re-Ga Denture Adhesive -- Right Guard Deodorant --
Max Factor Sheer Genius Make-up -- Gillette Razors. [UCLA]
Synopsis 2:
Sergeant Cardiff, a veteran of the regular Army, is on his way with
guns for a volunteer unit. When he finds the troops, ill-trained and
commanded by inexperienced Captain Vickery, he refuses to hand over the weapons. [RF]

[04] The Americans: THE REBELLIOUS ROSE
13Feb61 NBC Mon
Tonight Starring (in this episode): Dick Davalos as (Jeff Canfield)
Guest cast: [RF]
Nina Foch .............. Rose Greenhow
Martin Gabel ........... Tim Mayhew
Charles Aidman ......... Captain Wheeler [LHA]
Robert J. Wilke
Synopsis:
Rose Greenhow, the flower of the Confederacy, serves her government
well -by posing as a Washington belle, and charming susceptible Union
officials into talking too much. Jeff Canfield comes to Washington as
a spy courier,and Rose charms him into a special errand - murder. [RF]

[05] The Americans: ON TO RICHMOND [UCLA]
(c) 1960 / 20Feb61 NBC Mon
producer, Frank Telford ;
director, Robert L. Friend ;
writers, Carey Wilber, Pat Falken Smith.
Editor, Ira Heymann; photography, Harkness Smith;
music, David Buttolph, historical consultant, Henry Steele Commager.
Starring (in this episode): Darryl Hickman (as Ben Canfield)
Guest Cast: [RF]
John Doucette ........... Captain Cardiff
Diana Millay ............ Emma Templeton
Wynn Pearce ............. Bailey
Sandy Kenyon ............ Ritter
Slim Pickens ............ Johnson
Tommy Kirk
Lester Fletcher
Berry Kroeger
Synopsis:
"Ben's having difficulty disciplining his men--most of them are short-
term volunteers who won't take the war seriously. He is rebuked by
Captain Cardiff (Doucette), who foresees a real battle at a place
called Manassas Junction, Virginia--better known as Bull Run" [UCLA]

[06] The Americans: HALF MOON ROAD    
27Feb61 NBC Mon                               
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jack Lord ............... Charlie Goodwin
James Barton ............ Old Goodwin
Enid Janes .............. Melissa
George Mitchel .......... Preacher
Susan Silo    

[07] The Americans: THE RECONNAISSANCE
06Mar61 NBC Mon
Tonight Starring: Dick Davalos as (Jeff Canfield)
Guest cast:
Lee Marvin .............. Captain Judd
Don Megowan ............. Lt. Fairfax
Diane Jeregens .......... Sally
Brad Weston ............. Corporal
Synopsis:
Jeff is assigned as a scout for rebel forces which are planning to
infiltrate Union lines at Harper's Ferry. He's surprised to find his
brother Ben in town with the Union forces. [RF]

[08] The Americans: THE ESCAPE
13Mar61 NBC Mon
Tonight Starring: Darryl Hickman (as Ben Canfield)
Guest cast:
Dan O'Herlihy .......... Colonel Fry
Slim Pickens ........... Johnson
Dayton Lummis .......... Davis
Synopsis:
Ben and Colonel Fry are captured by Rebel forces and interned in
Richmond's notorious Libby Prison. Finding that the Union prisoner's
there have been cowed by Major Turner, the tough Confederate commandant,
Fry is determined to renew the men's fervor for the Union cause. [RF]

[09] The Americans: THE GUERRILLAS  
20Mar61 NBC Mon
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Culp ............. Finletter
Berry Kroeger ........... Keezer
Sonya Wilde ............. Caroline
PAUL LAMBERT

[10] The Americans: THE INVADERS
27Mar61 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
James Franciscus ........ Lieutenant Hannon
Myrna Fahey ............. Ruth
Steve Brodie ............ Sergeant Rafer
Paul Carr ............... Barlow
Slim Pickens ............ Johnson
Ian Wolfe ............... Sever
Synopsis:
A Union force under Captain Bice occupies a captured Confederate village.
Bice's first act is to lecture the sullen townspeople and order their
Rebel flag torn down. This is too much for an old man named Sever, who
shoots the captain on the spot. [RF]

[11] The Americans: THE GUN      
03Apr61 NBC Mon 
Tonight Starring: Dick Davalos as (Jeff Canfield)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Susan Oliver ........... Rachel
Lonny Chapman .......... Chester Longbaugh
Richard Carlyle ........ Sergeant
Jack Elam .............. Johnson
Synopsis:
The confederates are short on fire power and Jeff is sent with instructions
for rebel forces to seize as many cannons as possible. [TA]

[12] The Americans: THE SENTRY
10Apr61 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 31Jul61)
Tonight Starring: Dick Davalos as (Jeff Canfield)
Guest cast:
Brian Keith ........... Owen
Ben Cooper ............ Ward Roberts
Judson Pratt .......... Sergeant Willers
Robert Hastings ....... Lieutenant
Synopsis:
Jeff Canfield along with a seasoned veteran named Owen and young
recruit Ward Roberts, is picked to infiltrate Union lines near Harper's
Ferry. Their mission, to weaken a railroad trestle that will be crossed
by a Yankee ammunition train. [RF]

[13] The Americans: THE BOUNTY JUMPERS
17Apr61 NBC Mon
Tonight Starring: Darryl Hickman (as Ben Canfield);
Guest cast:
Ray Walston ........... Whit Bristow
Anne Helm ............. Dulcie Morrow
Larry Gates ........... Major Eustice Cary
Gene Lyons ............ Colonel Elgin
Murvyn Vye ............ Lieutenant Polk
Craig Duncan .......... Sergeant Gerber
Synopsis:
A New York ring profits by enlisting its members in the Army for a
large incentive bonus - then smuggling them out of camp at night.
Working undercover, Ben hangs around the recruiting office, hoping to
catch the gang in action.

[14] The Americans: THE LONG WAY BACK    
24Apr61 NBC Mon
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Charles Bickford ...... Peterson
Patricia Barry ........ Jessica
Walter Sande .......... Jayhawker

[15] The Americans: THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES  
01May61 NBC Mon
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Dick York ............ Bolick
John McGiver ......... Colonel Allen
Lloyd Bochner ........ Lt. Brady
Lurene Tuttle ........ Mrs. Allen
LISABETH HUSH ........

[16] The Americans: THE COWARD
08May61 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Robert Redford ........ George Harrod
Carroll O'Connor ...... Captain Garber
Jackie Coogan ......... Rowe
L.Q. Jones ............ Yonts
Synopsis:
George Harrod faces a firing squad for cowardice during battle. The
triggers are stayed at the last moment when the Colonel brings word
that Harrod's death sentence has been revoked. But some of the company
still feel that Harrod should be shot - and a pair of them intend to
do something about it. [RF]

[17] The Americans: THE INQUISITORS [UCLA] (Final show of series)  
(c) 1961
15May61 NBC Mon
producer, Frank Telford ;
director, Lamont Johnson ; writer, William T. Gordon.
Editor, Ira Heymann; photography, Harkness Smith;
music, Van Alexander; historical consultant, Henry Steele Commager.
Tonight Starring: Darryl Hickman (as Ben Canfield),
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Middleton ...... Senator Benjamin Wade
Robert Gist ........... General Charles P. Stone
Marsha Hunt ........... Jeanie Stone
with:
Kent Smith, Robert Simon, John Anderson, Stephen Joyce,
Donald Freed, Charles Macauley, John McLiam, Stephen Elisworth.
Synopsis:
"The Battle of Ball's Bluff was a disaster for the North, and Congress
wants to know why. An angry Union officer says he knows the answer" [UCLA]

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Summer Reruns - NBC Mondays (22May61-11Sep61)
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[--] 31Jul61 rerun of #12 "The Sentry" (first aired 10Apr61)[RF]


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