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Seasons:
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Strong Show, Especially for the Early 60's! 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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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono
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Trivia:
Vic Morrow and Rick Jason were essentially co-stars, and for this reason there were two sets of opening credits, some listing Morrow as the lead star before Jason and some listing Jason ahead of Morrow, although not necessarily based on which one had a larger role in a given episode.See more »
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Braddock:Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, get these men some water!See more »
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37 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A Strong Show, Especially for the Early 60's!, 26 January 2005
Author: (FADrury@aol.com) from Bow, NH

Recently I began viewing the episodes of "Combat!" in sequence. I had loved this series as a kid, but was concerned that my return would result in serious disappointment. However, I've been really surprised at how strong the show really is, even after all these years!

The early episodes are a bit shaky because the show is still trying to find its feet. The use of Shecky Greene for comedy relief was an interesting idea, but those situations don't really seem to fit the rest of the show. But as I progress, the shows keep getting stronger, more confident. Yes, more happens to this platoon than would happen to any other unit that size. But, it's TV after all and they keep trying to mix up the scenario to add different plot lines.

Some of the themes considered in what I've seen so far: -The struggle of a new man replacing an old vet. -Challenging a collaborationist to help the resistance (with a good ending!) -How the constant stress of war can break men (a popular theme). -A child trying to join the war, then finding out what that really means.

I also beg to differ with one of the comments made by another reviewer. The platoon doesn't always have what they need. On the contrary, many of the episodes have, at the their heart, the platoon struggling with what they don't have or can't do. I applaud the folks who put this show together. I especially applaud the fact that Germans regularly speak German and French characters regularly speak French and there are no subtitles. Yes, these characters speak English when needed. However, the show often has the men struggling with basic communication and "Caje" is always being asked to translate. A nice touch.

So, if you rent this show, you'll get a pretty decent experience. These episodes will not have the graphic violence of today's military pictures. But the show was perfectly ready to grapple with some pretty complex and tough questions. An admirable effort for its time!

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