Combat!: Season 4, Episode 15

Finest Hour (21 Dec. 1965)

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A French countess walks a dangerous tightrope as she entertains a château full of German soldiers--while sheltering a wounded Hanley.



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Episode cast overview:
Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Countess De Roy
Count De Roy
Pierre Jalbert ...
James Dobson ...
Lt. Schaefer
John Mylong ...
General Kroehler
Lou Robb ...
Capt. Roswald
Karl Sadler ...
German #1
Norbert Meisel ...
German #2
Larry Gelbman ...
Kurt Kreuger ...
Major Werner
Maurice Marsac ...


While on a scouting mission, Lt. Hanley, Caje, and another GI run into a German machine gun nest which kills the one GI and wounds Hanley. Caje kills the two German machine gunners, and a local Frenchman takes them to the château of Count and Countess De Roy. The good news is the Countess had medical experience treating wounded in WW1; the bad news is the Chateau is occupied by the Germans. The Countess can treat the wounded Hanley, but it has to be done without the Germans knowing. After recovering somewhat, Hanley overhears valuable information about German troop movements. Now he has to get the information back to his HQ, but getting out will be much more difficult than getting in. Written by David Wile

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21 December 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Hanley Making Tough Decisions!
31 October 2013 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

A lot of people have said that Hanley was rude to the countess and really should not had been. As she was saving his life and going out of the way to do so. Very true as he did deserved to be slapped in the face. As that really was unlike him and he needed to act a little more with courtesy.

But really he was also if you look at it, trying to save her husband and her from the château that they own from German SS soldiers. Seems back then the SS owned a lot during Germany in the dark era of world history. He had to make tough decisions in the end.

As the good LT and Caje are forced to hide and get the Countess and husband out of château they own and really loved. Keeping the mission afloat while saving their lives from the SS.

Great episode and the actress that plays the Countess is a two-time Academy Award winner who made a very rare TV appearance!

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