Combat!: Season 5, Episode 7

The Letter (25 Oct. 1966)

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Saunders rankles his squad members by showing too much concern for a young replacement who bears a disquieting resemblance to the Sergeant's recently-enlisted kid brother.

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Randy Boone ...
Jim Hummel
Jack Hogan ...
Conlan Carter ...
Doc
Pierre Jalbert ...
Barry Russo ...
Johnson
John Nealson ...
Pvt. Fisher
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German Soldier
Peter Hellman ...
German Soldier (as Peter Hellmann)
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Mail Caller (as Mike Masters)
Mark Tobin ...
Walt Davis ...
1st German
Mike Krempels ...
2nd German
Howard Gray ...
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Saunders rankles his squad members by showing too much concern for a young replacement who bears a disquieting resemblance to the Sergeant's recently-enlisted kid brother.

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Sgt. Saunders gets a letter from his kid brother, Chris. In typical Hollywood fashion, the contents of the letter are read in narrative form by the writer. Chris refers to him as "Chip" a couple of times in the letter. See more »

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Rookie Makes Good In Difficult Combat
24 November 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"The Letter is a story about Sergeant Saunders living heavy action at the front vicariously through a letter he received from his younger brother. Private Jim Hummel (excellently played by Randy Boone) becomes the Sarge's younger brother.

Shirl Hendryx wrote a great screenplay telling a duel story of Saunders' internal fraternal struggle and Private Jim Hummel's drive for acceptance. There's excellent character development amongst the entire squad. The backdrop is terrific combat - 3 great sequences graphically portrayed: Kirby's BAR blazing, machine gun fire on both sides - terrific action.

Georg Fenady's outstanding directing could not have displayed the action any better. In conjunction with A.D. Flowers special effects, the episode is flawless.

The ending sequence makes one understand why a clutz would not survive in combat scenarios; fleetness of foot is everything.

Extremely entertaining, "The Letter" seems longer than 50 some odd minutes and will not disappoint the viewing public.


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