A jeep pulls up alongside Sunders and the squad while they are trudging up a road on foot. In the jeep is a German Colonel who is a prisoner, the two soldiers with him (a Lieutenant and a ... See full summary »

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A jeep pulls up alongside Sunders and the squad while they are trudging up a road on foot. In the jeep is a German Colonel who is a prisoner, the two soldiers with him (a Lieutenant and a Corporal) are taking him to battalion for interrogation but need directions. But this is all a ruse and the men are Germans masquerading as Americans. When the jeep is overturned and the Colonel is wounded they are forced to go with Saunders and wait for an ambulance. Saunders begins to suspect the two but can he convince Hanley. Written by tomtrekp

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1 October 1963 (USA)  »

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This episode opens with Kirby having a wound in his arm. He was wounded in the arm in the previous episode, but the action was unrelated. See more »

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Saunders, standing behind Littlejohn, is watching the men play poker. Littlejohn picks up a bill with blood on it, comments to Kanger about it, and Saunders has disappeared. See more »

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Coburn is Phenomenal
13 June 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Masquerade is an excellent story of German infiltration behind American lines. James Coburn puts on a spectacular performance as Corporal Arnold Kanger; he's smooth as silk in his role as an infiltrator out to conquer American Battalion Headquarters. If he succeeds, the sky is the limit as to the damage he can cause the Americans. Coburn qualifies his slickness in that he spent 10 years in the US prior to WW 2.

After driving over a land mine, Kanger's plans are sidetracked as his German Colonel POW is severely injured and must remain in the care of Lt. Hanley's squad. During this time small inconsistencies begin to surface and peak Sgt. Saunders' curiosity. Lt. David Comstock (played by Dan Stafford) seems less than convincing in his infiltrator role.

I really felt sorry for the ambulance driver as he is just an ordinary guy.

You couldn't ask for a better ending sequence between 2 top rate actors.

It should also be noted Rocky Marciano makes his one line film debut. It's hard to imagine he was heavyweight champion of the world just 7 years earlier.


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