Combat!: Season 5, Episode 21

The Masquers (14 Feb. 1967)

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German soldiers are infiltrating the Allied lines dressed as Americans and Kirby is caught up in the action when he is involved in an ambush. He takes another soldier, Carl Driskoll [Roger ... See full summary »

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Lt. Hanley (credit only)
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Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Nick Adams ...
Cpl. Marty Roberts
Jack Hogan ...
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Carl Driskoll
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British Cpl. Tommy Behan
Maurice Marsac ...
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John Nealson ...
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German soldiers are infiltrating the Allied lines dressed as Americans and Kirby is caught up in the action when he is involved in an ambush. He takes another soldier, Carl Driskoll [Roger Perry] prisoner not sure whether he is American or a German disguised as an American. They are both then captured by British Cpl. Tommy Behan [Gavin MacLeod], who is totally unsure who to trust. As they move along the road they come across a jeep that has been ambushed. The only survivor is Cpl. Marty Roberts [Nick Adams] who was a prisoner on the jeep. Now totally unsure who is who, Cpl. Behan handcuffs Kirby to Cpl. Roberts and marches his three prisoners away hoping to find help. They come across a hunter's cabin in the woods and decide to bunker down for the night. While there the cabin is approached by to soldiers and Cpl. Behan challenges them. They are German infiltrators and both are killed in the ensuing shootout but Behan is wounded. As they sit through the night, Roberts tries to talk the... Written by Stevo15

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Fine Acting On Combat
22 December 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"The Masquers" is a story about chaotic deception & intrigue whereby no one knows the Germans from the Americans.

German infiltrators abound rampantly throughout and almost everyone's playing it safe. William Yates wrote a fine screenplay which serves to keep all players on their toes. Gavin MacLeod plays a strong role as Sergeant Tommy Behan an English soldier bent on survival. Nick Adams plays Private Marty Roberts, a spineless, lazy, troublemaker who's facing desertion charges. Character development & dialog are excellent. Abundant conflict and tension are generated amongst all involved; and Jack Hogan gets a co-starring role as the GI stuck in the middle of it all.

Earl Parker, Vic Morrow's outstanding stunt double along with Paul Busch make cameo appearances in the ending sequence which is very well done. And Private Marty Roberts is in for a very ironic twist of fate.

A cast of excellent veteran character actors makes "The Masquers" very entertaining and keeps the viewing audience guessing as to what happens next.


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