"The Brothers" is a story about French brothers Leon & Marcel Paulon (excellently played by Fernando Lamas & Sal Mineo respectively) who help Lieutenant Hanley & King 2 recon German positions along the battle line. Leon is enthusiastic and ready to mix it up with the Germans while Marcel has reached complete battle fatigue and can no longer deal with fighting.
Irve Tunick wrote a good screenplay in which there is notable character development between Leon & Marcel; he was fortunate to have Lamas and Mineo cast for the parts. Lamas displays superb acting in a memorable barn sequence after realizing he's made a terrible mistake in forcing Marcel to be part of the recon team. Excellent combat scenes are interwoven into their recon mission and the ending sequence is top notch Combat. Ted Knight appears as SS Lieutenant Herlmoch while Paul Busch appears as the German sergeant at the farm.
Bernard McEveety did a fine job directing "The Brothers" which is not only evident in all of the combat scenes, but in outstanding close-ups as the moment of truth approaches both Marcel & Leon.
Makeup artists did a superb job with both brothers graphically portraying the aftermath of German SS torture.
"The Brothers" is very entertaining and a must for all Fernando Lamas fans. The ending combat sequence is one of the Combat series' best.
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