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Release Date:
2 October 1962 (USA) See more »
Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe... See more »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Televisions Most Un-Appreciated Show See more (50 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 222)

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 / ... (111 episodes, 1962-1967)
Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn / ... (100 episodes, 1962-1967)
Conlan Carter ... Doc / ... (68 episodes, 1963-1967)

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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (152 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono

Did You Know?

The distinctive helmet that Vic Morrow's Sgt. Saunders character wore in the series was covered with a piece of nylon cut from a U.S. paratrooper's camouflaged T-5 main parachute canopy, not a cloth Marine Corps cover as assumed by many viewers.See more »
Factual errors: Under-chin helmet straps are hardly ever secured (fastened), and either just hang loose or are tucked inside the helmet. This not only violates combat readiness practice, but would cause helmets to constantly fall off during physical movement in combat situations. You can see this often happen to the actors in many episodes.See more »
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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48 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Televisions Most Un-Appreciated Show, 21 May 2000
Author: modrock62 from Bayonne, NJ

"Combat!" was the most realistic, exciting and emotional show in television history. This gem about a squad of soldiers battling it out in WWII after D-Day did not glorify war, though there were lots and lots of actions scenes and firefights, but instead focused on the individual soldier and how he dealt with the war personally and as part of a brotherhood. Terrific writing, superb direction, believable characters and slam band action were the trademarks of this true TV classic. Big name directors and actors lined up to become part of the show which ran for 5 seasons and 152 episodes on ABC and has developed a huge following to this day. The series regulars were superb and believeable. Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Jack Hogan, Piere Jalbert, Dick Peabody and Conlan Carter all shone on thier own unique ways. The characters of Saunders, Hanley, Kirby, Caje, Littlejohn and Doc have become etched in our minds forever. "Caje, take the point" was a phrase uttered quite often as myself and my childhood friends would act out the episode of Combat! we just watched and now as adults we see the show in all it's glory we may have overlooked as children. My only "complaint" about the show as in any show with recurring characters, we knew our heroes would not perish. We knew they would get the job done because there was another to do next week. As an adult, it lessens the tension a wee bit but who really cares? These are our heroes and we want them to succeed, not die and the characters and actors pull it off so well, it really becomes a mute point. I loved that the Germans actually spoke German. so what if we didn't know what they were saying? Whatever it was, it had to be bad and something that could hurt our beloved squad. My biggest disappointment through all this praise, and I feel it is important, is the lack of respect Combat! gets in the mainstream. Fine, it can stay our "little secret" but please, let's give credit where credit is due! this was the finest example of dramatic television in the mediums history! Let's recognize that! Let's not forget about it! When classic TV is discussed, let's not forget Combat! Please don't push it aside and bury it like the mainstream has! It is an important show and one that should be seen again and never forgotten. And how about giving Vic Morrow a star on the hollywood walk of fame!

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