During a skirmish with German forces, Captain Benedict is seriously wounded. After treatment, he is ordered back to Naples for medical and psychological observation. While there, he is ... See full summary »
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During a skirmish with German forces, Captain Benedict is seriously wounded. After treatment, he is ordered back to Naples for medical and psychological observation. While there, he is offered a transfer from the front lines to an American unit engaged in re-building villages in war-torn southern Italy. Thus, Benedict must make the difficult choice to leave the men he has led from the beginning of the invasion, or refuse a safe desk in order to return to the fighting. Written by nk_gillen

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A wound and a pretty Woman
24 November 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE GALLANT MEN: A Taste Of Peace 1963

"The Gallant Men" was an American television series that debuted on ABC in the fall of 1962. It followed a company of US soldiers from the Sept 1943 invasion at Salerno, and their battles up the boot of Italy. The series ran for a total of 26 episodes during 1962-63. Leading the cast is Robert McQueeney, who also narrates the story. McQueeney is a newspaper reporter who follows the company on their exploits. (Sort of an Ernie Pyle clone) The rest of the regulars are played by, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Francis X Slattery, Eddie Fontaine, Roland La Starza, Roger Davis and Robert Gothie. There are the standard types sprinkled throughout, the joker, the card sharp, the loner etc. This is the 24th episode.

While clearing a hilltop of German troops, the company commander, William Reynolds, is wounded. He is hauled off to the medical types for repairs. They decide that the man is just plain worked out. They send him off to Naples to heal up and have a bit of rest and relaxation. The men in the company do not like this idea. They have come to look on Reynolds as a bit of a good luck charm. They have the lowest casualties in the Division, and they all believe it is because of Reynolds. Morale starts to slip.

The medical types in the rear area decide that Reynolds might be suffering from combat fatigue. They want him to stay longer. Newsman, McQueeney pays Reynolds a visit. He claims he has the perfect cure for what ails him, a dishy brunette, Julie Adams. Adams works for the Army helping the Italians rebuild their villages etc.

Of course the two take a shine to each other. They attend a party where Adam's boss, DeForrest Kelly is. Adams tries to arrange for Kelly to get Reynolds transferred to the rear area unit. Reynold gives the matter some serious thought. That is till he hears that one of his squads and been wiped out in a German artillery barrage. This news helps makes up his mind, back to the front he goes.

Julie Adams is of course best remembered for her leggy display in the 1950's horror classic, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.


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