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Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series, followed a front line American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Vic Morrow ...  Sgt. Saunders 152 episodes, 1962-1967
Rick Jason ...  Lt. Hanley 152 episodes, 1962-1967
Pierre Jalbert ...  Caje 115 episodes, 1962-1967
Jack Hogan ...  Kirby 111 episodes, 1962-1967
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ...  Littlejohn 100 episodes, 1962-1967
Walt Davis Walt Davis ...  German Soldier / ... 73 episodes, 1962-1967
Conlan Carter ...  Doc / ... 68 episodes, 1963-1967


Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered character studies of men striving to maintain their own humanity in the midst of a world torn by war. Written by Jo Davidsmeyer <snw@gate.net>

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Action | Drama | War


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Did You Know?


Sgt. Saunders was referred to as "Chip" several times over the course of the series. While "Chip" is a common nickname for Charles, he is never referred to as Charles, Chuck or Charlie. Lt. Hanley is addressed as "Gil" in the first episode of the series. "Gil" is usually short for Gilbert, but other than that one time, Hanley's actual first name is never mentioned again. See more »


"The show lasted longer than the war in Europe by Four years. From D Day to end 11 months. The show 5 years." The war in Europe did not start on D-Day. It started in 1939. The US involvement started after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Right after that, the US declared war on Japan and Germany declared war on the US. See more »


Braddock: Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, get these men some water!
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

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Combat was one of the best dramas of the 60s
21 June 2005 | by johnfuenSee all my reviews

I was all of 4 years old when Combat first aired and 9 when it went off the air. But to this day, I still fondly remember that show. The Combat theme and most of the music for the show is hard to forget. I remember wanting to be like Sergent Saunders---tough but compassionate. And even though, I later started to realize that the squad probably went through a division (ok....maybe not a division.....but at least a regiment) all by itself in the 150 plus episodes, that never detracted from the tension, thrills, and emotion the shows provided. All the regulars did such a great job portraying their characters, I sometimes had a hard time remembering it was only a show and that they were actors. When an ensemble cast can do that, you know they have to be good. And all the great guest stars...too many to mention. This was what TV was meant to be. I just bought the first seasons' dvds and I will definitely continue to purchase the rest of the seasons.

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2 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Selmur Productions See more »
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(152 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono


Black and White | Color (Season 5)

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