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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
12 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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This series was in "living color" See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 26)

Christopher George ... Sgt. Sam Troy / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)

Gary Raymond ... Sgt. Jack Moffitt / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)

Eric Braeden ... Capt. Hans Dietrich / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lawrence P. Casey ... Pvt. Mark Hitchcock / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Justin Tarr ... Pvt. Tully Pettigrew / ... (54 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Series Directed by
John Peyser (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lee H. Katzin (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Sparr (6 episodes, 1967)
Herschel Daugherty (5 episodes, 1967)
Frank Baur (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sutton Roley (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Tom Gries (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Richard H. Landau (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Anthony Lawrence (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mark Weingart (4 episodes, 1967)
John Peyser (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Edward J. Lakso (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry Kronman (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ronald Sossi (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Daniel Aubrey (2 episodes, 1966)
Don Brinkley (2 episodes, 1967)
Richard De Roy (2 episodes, 1967)
Peter Allan Fields (2 episodes, 1967)
Ellis Kadison (2 episodes, 1967)
Sheldon Stark (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Jon Epstein .... producer (26 episodes, 1967)
Mark Weingart .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1967)
Richard H. Landau .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lee Rich .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1967)
Stanley Shpetner .... producer (6 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (43 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brick Marquard (40 episodes, 1966-1967)
Manuel Berenguer (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway (24 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (33 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis (17 episodes, 1967)
Gil Parrondo (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Eddie Imazu (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson (24 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Production Management
Bernard Oseransky .... assistant production supervisor (42 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leonard C. Kroll .... post-production supervisor (41 episodes, 1966-1968)
Frank Baur .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1967)
Lee Rich .... executive in charge of production (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Templeton .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1967)
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Grayson Rogers .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack N. Reddish .... second unit director (5 episodes, 1966)
Pedro Vidal .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1966)
Ricardo Hansa .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1966)

Robert Gough .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Ángel Cañizares .... set dresser (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Art Cole .... property master (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Neblett .... property master (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Sound Department
John Haines .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Tom Edwards .... sound mixer (15 episodes, 1967)
Ben Smith .... sound effects editor (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
Milton E. Berle .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Special Effects by
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Glen Robinson .... special effects (3 episodes, 1967)
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Stunts
Budd Albright .... stunts (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Chuck Hayward .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 1966)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Von Deming .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1967)

Frank Babich .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hal Needham .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Doug O'Dell .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Dick Ziker .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Gough .... director of photography: second unit (1 episode, 1966)
Nelson Tyler .... aerial photographer (1 episode, 1966)

Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... casting supervisor (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Norman A. Burza .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anthony DiMarco .... supervising editor (42 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor (15 episodes, 1966)
Earle Dearth .... music editor / music supervisor (7 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert Neal .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Fred Lemoine .... production executive: Mirisch-Rich (32 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dennis Judd .... location auditor (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ronald Sossi .... assistant: producer (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (58 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating)

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Trivia:
The hat pin worn by Christopher George (Sgt. Sam Troy) is the pin for the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, which also served in North Africa during WWII.See more »
Quotes:
Sgt. Sam Troy:Let's shake it!See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
This series was in "living color", 21 September 2002
Author: Shelby Spires (sgspires@bellsouth.net) from Huntsville, Ala

To disagree with a previous post, The Rat Patrol was filmed in color. As a mater of fact, the tag before the show aired showed a background of the two jeeps roaring through the desert with The Rat Patrol -- In Color superimposed on the shot. Being that it was filmed in 1966-1968, color was one of the selling points of the series -- hence all those wonderful shots of military half tracks and trucks blowing up in huge fireballs. (Combat was aired in black and white. ) As for the show itself, it wasn't so bad. Sure, some of the scripts were kind of escapist. However, there were several episodes that were well done. One involved Sergeant Jack Moffitt (Gary Raymond) coming to grips with the death of his brother; other episode teamed the Rat Patrol up with the Germans a couple of times. Once they had to save a little girl who fell into a well, and another time Americans and Germans had to fend off an Arab tribe attacking them in some kind of old ruins in the middle of the desert.

Anyway, point being the show was escapist, but is still on the air today. WGN in Chicago airs the show sometimes and other outlets air it, too.

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