Combat!: Season 5, Episode 9

Decision (15 Nov. 1966)

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Saunders is uneasy about Charles Harris, a doctor turned demolitions expert.

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Pfc. Charles Harris
Jack Hogan ...
Pierre Jalbert ...
Conlan Carter ...
Doc
William Bryant ...
Maurice Marsac ...
Elderly Frenchman
Louie Elias ...
Adams (as Louis Elias)
Buddy Pantsari ...
G.I. (as David 'Buddy' Pantsari)
Wes Bishop ...
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Saunders is uneasy about Charles Harris, a doctor turned demolitions expert.

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Decisions, Decisions
12 December 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"Decision" is a story of medical doctor turned demolitions expert.

Private Charles Harris (well played by James Franciscus) is drafted into the U.S. Army and decides to be a demolitions man. Once on the battlefield, Harris experiences a major change of heart.

Esther & Bob Mitchell adapted Peter Barry's story for television. We all like doing what we do best, and Private Harris is no exception. Doctoring is as natural to him as apple pie to Americans. When the reality of demolitions work surfaces, Harris seems to more enjoy the medical side of war. White Rook must blow a communications center and rescue a colonel in the same outing. The Sarge plays his usual strong role as persistent, determined, & consummate leader, staying firm with Harris and watching out for him at all times.

Georg Fenady did a fine job directing; excellent coordination with special effects expert A.D. Flowers gives the episode colorful graphic backdrop. Hats off to Georg for showing the viewing public the speed with which Caje can change out an M-1 clip. As usual German stunt personnel are outstanding; falling out of things and portraying instant death to name a couple.

In the end we see Private Harris learning to deal with fears which kept him out of medical practice.

"Decision" is a nice story, but the human interest side is really not enough to sustain my interest. Something is lacking here.


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