Combat!: Season 5, Episode 15

The Furlough (27 Dec. 1966)

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In a bomb-scarred London suburb, Saunders spends a furlough helping an orphanage director.


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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Hanley (credit only)
Ann Tinsley
Jack Hogan ...
Edmund Tinsley
Tony Fraser ...
Chris Charney ...
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Maria Lennard ...
Jacquelyn Hyde ...
Merri Wood-Taylor ...
Mrs. Davis
Private Harold Vincent


In a bomb-scarred London suburb, Saunders spends a furlough helping an orphanage director.

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Action | Drama | War




Release Date:

27 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ann Tinsley: Your eggs. How would you like them fixed?
Sgt. Saunders: Oh, uh, on a plate.
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Air Raid Reality
29 November 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"The Furlough" portrays frightening war reality in & around London, England as constant German bombings trigger as many shelter visits.

Paul Playdon & Bob Frederick wrote a fine screenplay showing us the effects German bombings had on women & children during WW II. Imagine a young kid losing their mom & dad and possibly siblings to war & bombings. Words cannot describe it. Excellent character development, acting, and strong script more than make up for a lack of actual combat, the essence of the series.

The Sarge visits an orphanage to deliver a gift and gets so much more when he decides to stick around for a short while. War orphans touch all of our hearts reminding us of what great tragedy war is. Carol Lombard does a fine job as Ann Tinsley, a house mother torn by war and taking care of the children. Paulette (excellently played by child actress Chris Charney) gives us superb acting and a heartfelt moment when she first meets The Sarge.

The ending sequence brings out the senselessness of war and great humility to us all.

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