Combat!: Season 2, Episode 8

Glow Against the Sky (5 Nov. 1963)

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Sgt. Saunders and his squad find themselves trapped in a French village as the Germans sweep through and capture the town. The squad seeks refuge in a cellar as the Germans search each ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Hanley (credit only)
Jack Hogan ...
Pierre Jalbert ...
Tom Lowell ...
Dick Peabody ...
William Sargent ...
Huffman (as Bill Sargent)
German Soldier
American Medic (as Bobby Hyatt)
Carl Carlsson ...
Kurt Landen ...
German Sentry
Addison Myers ...
German Medic
Kurt Kreuger ...


Sgt. Saunders and his squad find themselves trapped in a French village as the Germans sweep through and capture the town. The squad seeks refuge in a cellar as the Germans search each building and cottage. With Nelson seriously wounded and in need of immediate help, he is delirious and screaming. Sgt. Saunders leaves him in the street in hopes the Germans will take care of him. A fanatical German Captain is bent on making Nelson reveal the whereabouts of the remainder of the squad, as Saunders must somehow free Nelson and escape with his men. Written by Clintessence

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Action | Drama | War




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5 November 1963 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Even though they know that Billy is liable to start screaming in pain if he regains consciousness, he's woken up to be given water as soon as Saunders, Kirby and Caje get back with it, even though the Germans are in the next room looking for them. See more »

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White Rook Carries The Story
15 July 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Glow Against The Sky is a well acted episode about the squad's entrapment in a French village basement amongst dozens of German soldiers. I especially like the squad carrying the story without any special guest stars. Private Billy Nelson (excellently played by Tom Lowell) steals the show at times portraying a severely wound GI in enormous pain. For most of the episode squad members interact with each other to develop the story. I'm only critical of the water stealing part in that it was much too far fetched to be believed. The Germans would have torn apart the entire block and found them if the water stealing scene held true.

Sutton Roley did a fine job directing along with the special effects and close-ups. Heavy artillery scenes in the beginning are very well done and stunt personnel are to be commended for their bravery. I'm only critical of the scene whereby Saunders leaves the wounded Nelson to be found by the Germans. Roley cut it much too close to be believable. Saunders would have been easily seen by the Germans in the process.

Screen writers Kay Lenard and Jess Carneol had a good idea except I wish they could have found a better way to obtain water without such a far fetched scene.

The ending sequence is excellently done with Littlejohn and Saunders doing what they do best.

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