Combat!: Season 4, Episode 22

Ask Me No Questions (8 Feb. 1966)

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Saunders is imprisoned in a German compound where an enemy soldier is posing as a GI.

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Episode cast overview:
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Lt. Hanley (credit only)
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Mastin
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Cpl. Coker
Carl Reindel ...
Pvt. Murray
Craig Curtis ...
Pvt. Beecher
Curt Lowens ...
Capt. Haus
Charles Maxwell ...
Corp. Giles
Vic Dana ...
Pvt. James
Henry Evans ...
Pvt. Rogers (as Henry Evens)
Ted Jordan ...
Pvt. Brand
Barry Ford ...
First German Sentry
John Siegfried ...
2nd German Sentry
Mark Tobin ...
1st German Soldier
Ivan Henry Fairbanks ...
2nd German Soldier
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Saunders and several other GIs are prisoners in a holding compound. Little do they know Staff Sgt. Mastin played by Claude Akins is really a German plant trying to get information from the GIs before they are sent to a permanent POW camp. Akins is very good at his job of getting the GIs to talk about their own outfits and divulge valuable information. Later, after finding out Akins is really an impostor, Saunders has to figure out how to counteract the damage that has been done. Written by David Wile

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8 February 1966 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Better to be Lucky Than Good !
29 October 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"Ask Me No Questions" is a story about German Intelligence gaining information from American POW's. Claude Aikens puts on a fine performance as Sergeant Mastin who is planted by the Germans to gain information from the Americans. The Germans have it going their way when their luck finally runs out.

An old Chinese proverb says "One Grain of Luck Worth Whole Rice Field of Wisdom." And so it is for the Americans in this story. The greatest laid plans can be nullified if your luck runs out.

Ed Lakso wrote a reasonably good screenplay. Great suspense is created when the American POW's realize they've given up vital information which could cost American lives. And as usual the Sarge comes up with an excellent plan to save the day. I appreciate how the story teaches us that "silence really is golden" and that "the less said the better"; all good lessons to learn for all ages. Or as my great aunt used to say, "the less you say the less mistakes you make."

There's some good action between Saunders & Mastin in the script and the archival footage of cannon fire is always fun to watch. I would not call "Ask Me No Questions" one of Ed Lakso's better screenplays, but it is still reasonably entertaining. And as always the story is very believable.


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