Braddock, while on duty as Lt. Hanley's runner, is "appropriated" by a tough-talking, overbearing colonel as his jeep driver. Unfortunately the colonel decides to drive the jeep himself, ...
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Braddock, while on duty as Lt. Hanley's runner, is "appropriated" by a tough-talking, overbearing colonel as his jeep driver. Unfortunately the colonel decides to drive the jeep himself, and his reckless driving results in an accident in which both men are knocked unconscious. When Braddock awakens he is captured by a German patrol, but since he happens to be wearing the colonel's coat--which he put on to keep warm while the colonel was zooming around the countryside--the Germans think that he actually IS a colonel, and nothing Braddock can say or do will convince them otherwise. Written by
When Braddock, as Col. Clyde, demands that the Germans feed the American enlisted POWs, one of the German officers turns to a guard he addresses as "Gefreiter [Corporal] Hauser" and tells him to feed the men. This is an "in-joke"--Robert B. Hauser was one of the series' cinematographers and, in fact, shot this episode. See more »
Shecky Green and guest star Keenan Wynn provide the hilarious stuff in "The Prisoner" ep of "Combat!"
"Combat!", as far as I know was usually a dramatic depiction of soldiers' hardships during World War II. In the one, however, a hilarious story of mistaken identity ensures concerning one Private Braddock (Shecky Green) and a Col. Clyde (guest star Keenan Wynn) of whom the Germans capture one of them after an accident concerning a jeep. I'll stop there and just say how hilarious to see one impersonate the other especially when he says a certain phrase. And hearing the bellowing of Wynn was what got me starting with the laughing. But I also loved it when Wynn himself was laughing when he found out what's what. So on that note, "The Prisonor" ep of "Combat!" sure got a great rise out of me which didn't surprise me considering that later M*A*S*H helmer Robert Altman was responsible for this one.
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