Combat!: Season 4, Episode 9

9 Place Vendee (11 Nov. 1965)

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In a German-held village, Hanley's search for a wounded OSS officer is hampered by a precocious French boy.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Pat Michenaud ...
Jacques (as Patrick Michenaud)
William Leslie ...
Captain Clinton
Mike Ragan ...
Pvt. Walsh
German Drunk #1 (as Mike Stroka)
Chris Howard ...
German Drunk #2
Max Kleven ...
German Lt.
Paul Busch ...
German Soldier
Dick Raymond ...
German Soldier
Philip de Firmian ...
Mark Russi ...
Alf George ...
German at Chow Wagon (as Alf Georg)
Geoffrey Norman ...
German in truck
Lee Patterson ...
Captain Howard


After a booby trap kills the Captain, Lt. Hanley must take over his mission and find an American operative in a French village before the Germans find him. He is aided by a French orphan to eventually find the agent and get him out of the town. Written by Stevo15

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11 November 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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9 Place Vendee
4 October 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"9 Place Vendee" is a suspense story involving Lieutenant Hanley going into a French village infested with Germans to rescue Captain Howard. Along the way he encounters several dangerous moments.

Rick Jason did an excellent job in his rescue role but "9 Place Vendee" suffers from a very weak script. In addition there's no heavy artillery fire or combat - the essence of the show. The German Lieutenant appears in critical condition early on but later turns into superman running away across the rooftops. Lieutenant Hanley decides to rescue Jacques' dog with a dozen Germans who would have easily seen him; no way. The truck escape scene was believable while the pharmacy scene was amusing & believable.

The suspense angle was a good idea but Writers' Lenard & Carneol needed some actual combat or artillery scenes to back it up. Director Alan Crosland Jr. should've picked up on the weakness of both the rooftop sequences and the dog rescue scene. Each could have been modified to be more believable.

As I watched "9 Place Vendee" the suspense kept my interest but there just was not enough to give it a high rating. They could've shortened the rooftop chase and showed heavy artillery knocking out the German command post 1 mile east of the village based on Captain Howard's intelligence info. Very average episode.

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