The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo --who carries his guitar along-- plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling sergeant.
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Robert McQueeney ...
 Conley Wright (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 Capt. Jim Benedict (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Ridgely ...
 Lt. Frank Kimbro (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 1st Sgt. John McKenna (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Eddie Fontaine ...
 Pvt. Pete D'Angelo / ... (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 Pvt. Ernie Lucavich (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Gothie ...
 Sam Hanson (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 Roger Gibson (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 Pvt. Saunders / ... (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
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The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo --who carries his guitar along-- plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling sergeant.

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The Gallant Men vs Ratings, Warner Bros, Combat & ABC
15 June 2015 | by (OHIO) – See all my reviews

It seems with all the forces going against this series, it wasn't surprising it only lasted 26 episodes. The networks really struggled against each other for high rated shows at prime time 7pm to 10pm for me. Altman was much more needed then only directing the pilot. ABC had a better eye on Combat having a better production team, big name guest host every episode, & a cast that worked exceptionally well. William Reynolds admitted he didn't have the drive to become a better actor. Vic Morrow on the other hand took the show over Rick Jason even though both agreed to split top credit. Warner Brothers wouldn't take on guest hosting like Combat did. The competition for prime time slots was furious with shows like Jackie Gleason..... The Gallant Men could of lasted longer had there been more money to doe out. The cast was good & Reynolds also. He left acting early, just lacked personal desire to become a career actor even though he had what it took to be one with his looks on his side. Gallant Men was a good show fighting the war in Italy. The war affected every country in Europe, not just France. Combat covered that country. There was many battles in Italy, where one of my uncles fought. I read a review regarding Robert Conrad being casted into the Gallant Men, yea that would be one of a few more things they could of kept TGM on TV longer. Combat focused on a squad & TGM should of done the same but added two more regular characters. Again this is a money matter. Italy had a lot of mountain battles where writing some episodes tied together in two parts would of really made some great episodes, a string of them. Story telling in a series is a must to have good writers. I believe with a bigger number of cast members where the likes of a Robert Conrad would of fit in snuggly & fighting in Sicily also another major battle ground gave TGM more lasting. There was a lot of actors to hire for the show. Richard Boone, Ty Harding, Peter Brown, Peter Breck, comes to mind. I do not think that two TV WW II series running different days of the week would of tired audiences. Both being in different countries. Look at the decade of the 1950s of Westerns on every channel & network 7 days a week. .


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