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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
2 October 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An amazing show even today See more (50 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 220)

Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders / ... (152 episodes, 1962-1967)

Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley / ... (152 episodes, 1962-1967)
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje / ... (115 episodes, 1962-1967)
Jack Hogan ... Kirby / ... (112 episodes, 1962-1967)
Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn / ... (100 episodes, 1962-1967)
Conlan Carter ... Doc / ... (68 episodes, 1963-1967)
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Series Directed by
Bernard McEveety (31 episodes, 1963-1967)
John Peyser (27 episodes, 1963-1966)
Sutton Roley (15 episodes, 1963-1965)
Michael Caffey (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
Georg Fenady (11 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert Altman (10 episodes, 1962-1963)
Alan Crosland Jr. (8 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ted Post (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Vic Morrow (7 episodes, 1964-1966)
Burt Kennedy (6 episodes, 1962-1963)
Paul Stanley (4 episodes, 1963)
Tom Gries (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Laslo Benedek (2 episodes, 1963)
James Komack (2 episodes, 1963)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Edward J. Lakso (33 episodes, 1963-1967)
Bob Mitchell (17 episodes, 1963-1966)
Esther Mitchell (17 episodes, 1963-1966)
Jess Carneol (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Kay Lenard (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gene Levitt (8 episodes, 1962-1965)
Shirl Hendryx (8 episodes, 1963-1966)
Don Tait (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Paul Playdon (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
George F. Slavin (4 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Frederick (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Burt Kennedy (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
David Moessinger (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Anthony Wilson (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gene L. Coon (3 episodes, 1966)
Tom Seller (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
Art Wallace (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
James S. Henerson (2 episodes, 1962)
William Bast (2 episodes, 1963-1967)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Luther Davis (2 episodes, 1963)
Peter Barry (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ron Bishop (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Wells Root (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Fay (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ed Waters (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Phillip W. Hoffman (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Menzies (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank L. Moss (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Wendley (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Robert Yates (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Selig J. Seligman .... executive producer (152 episodes, 1962-1967)
Richard Caffey .... associate producer / producer (141 episodes, 1962-1967)
Gene Levitt .... producer (88 episodes, 1963-1966)
Georg Fenady .... associate producer (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Blees .... producer (13 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Altman .... producer (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Burt Kennedy .... producer (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Richard P. McDonagh .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lou Morheim .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Richard Goldstone .... producer (4 episodes, 1964)
Michael Caffey .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1965)
Andy White .... producer (3 episodes, 1965)
Paul Stanley .... producer (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman (151 episodes, 1962-1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emmett Bergholz (117 episodes, 1963-1967)
Robert B. Hauser (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Neal Beckner (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard L. Van Enger (54 episodes, 1962-1967)
Robert L. Wolfe (39 episodes, 1963-1967)
Thomas J. McCarthy (20 episodes, 1965-1967)
Basil Wrangell (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack W. Holmes (9 episodes, 1962-1963)
William Mace (9 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jim Faris (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jim Benson (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Casting by
Marvin Paige (88 episodes, 1964-1967)
James Lister (33 episodes, 1962-1964)
 
Series Art Direction by
Philip Barber (131 episodes, 1962-1967)
George W. Davis (127 episodes, 1962-1966)
Carl Anderson (7 episodes, 1963)
Eddie Imazu (5 episodes, 1963-1964)
Marvin Summerfield (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Addison Hehr (2 episodes, 1963)
E. Preston Ames (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (125 episodes, 1962-1966)
H. Web Arrowsmith (72 episodes, 1962-1966)
Don Greenwood Jr. (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald E. Webb (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank Lombardo (20 episodes, 1964-1965)
Glen Daniels (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Budd Friend (2 episodes, 1963-1964)

Otto Sieger (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Walker Jr. .... production supervisor (23 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Moore .... post-production executive (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dennis L. Judd II .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Caffey .... assistant director (47 episodes, 1962-1966)
Morris Harmell .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1962-1964)
Georg Fenady .... assistant director (29 episodes, 1963-1965)
Harker Wade .... assistant director (27 episodes, 1964-1967)
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1966)

Robert Webb .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (3 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... sound recordist / recording supervisor (127 episodes, 1962-1966)
Bill Edmondson .... sound recordist (126 episodes, 1962-1966)
Finn Ulback .... sound effects editor (126 episodes, 1962-1966)
Woodruff H. Clarke .... sound recordist (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack A. Finlay .... supervising sound effects editor (25 episodes, 1966-1967)

Van Allen James .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects (77 episodes, 1964-1967)
Bill Ferrier .... special effects (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Virgil Beck .... special effects (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Pearson .... special effects (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (9 episodes, 1963-1967)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: French boy / stunt double: Michel Petit (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Editorial Department
James Moore .... post-production executive / post-production coordinator (147 episodes, 1962-1967)
Rod Stephens .... assistant editor / assistant film editor / ... (42 episodes, 1963-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Leonard Rosenman .... composer: theme music / composer: title theme (152 episodes, 1962-1967)
Richard Lapham .... music supervisor / supervising music editor (149 episodes, 1962-1967)
John Fresco .... music coordinator / music supervisor (73 episodes, 1963-1967)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Pirosh .... series developer (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
Richard P. McDonagh .... story consultant (89 episodes, 1963-1966)
Lloyd Anderson .... production executive (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Robert Yates .... story editor (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Caffey .... production executive (8 episodes, 1962-1963)
Georg Fenady .... production executive (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (152 episodes)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono
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Trivia:
Series was budgeted at $150,000.00 per episode.See more »
Quotes:
Sgt. Chip Saunders:[a typical "pep talk" to his squad] ... All right, just knock it off. YOU KNOCK IT OFF! You people make me sick. Go on, look at yourselves. You call yourselves a squad? You're a bunch of GOOF-UPS! Littlejohn, you cause nothing but trouble! You mind everybody's business except your own...See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An amazing show even today, 10 January 2004
Author: rook01 from United States

Combat was realistic because the producers worked extensively with the Army to duplicate details of how soldiers fought. There is a Combat web site on the net that lists episodes and has interviews from the cast including Jason and Morrow who are dead.

Jason has the most revealing comments. He was suppose to carry the machine gun that Saunders carried. Apparently it was common for the junior officers to have the machine gun. However as an avid hunter and gun user he knew how heavy it would be carry the gun around during the long shoots. Eventually they made a lighter wooden replica for Saunders to carry.

Morrow hated guns according to Jason and would not even shoot skeet with him. Jason said Morrow was one of the most talented directors on the show. Jason's best episodes he said are the ones that Morrow directed such as The Pillbox. My favorite story was Jason's retelling of Morrow's direction for the two parter Hills are for Heroes.

The two part episode took 21 extra days to shoot and cost ABC an extra $300,000. They sent memos complaining to Morrow about the extra time and money that the two part episode cost them. According to Jason, Morrow used the ABC memos to light his cigarettes!

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