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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

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 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 Conlan Carter ...  Doc / ... 68 episodes, 1963-1967
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combate See more »

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Production Co:

Selmur Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(152 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono

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Black and White | Color (Season 5)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Vic Morrow and Rick Jason were essentially co-stars, and for this reason, there were two sets of opening credits, some listing Morrow as the lead before Jason, and some listing Jason ahead of Morrow, although not necessarily based on which one had a larger role in a given episode. See more »

Goofs

"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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Chip Saunders: [a typical "pep talk" to his squad] ... All right, just knock it off. YOU KNOCK IT OFF! You people make me sick. Go on, look at yourselves. You call yourselves a squad? You're a bunch of GOOF-UPS! Littlejohn, you cause nothing but trouble! You mind everybody's business except your own. From now on, you mind your OWN business and you FOLLOW ORDERS! Kirby - KIRBY! You're a hot-headed show-off who thinks of himself first and everybody else second. You fly off the handle every time you turn around! ...
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Connections

Referenced in 21 Jump Street: Christmas in Saigon (1987) See more »

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Combat! is great television
13 June 2005 | by samfinkieSee all my reviews

Cineastes, just listen to Robert Altman's commentary on "Survival," one of the several early episodes of 'Combat!' that he directed. "If this is not one of the best things I've ever done, I don't know what is," he says (I'm paraphrasing). And he's right. This sixties WW II series is remarkable for its consistently good writing, direction, and acting -- especially acting. Vic Morrow is, in my book, one of the great, underrated, Method-trained actors of his generation. If his career had been on the large screen, he'd be celebrated in the company of Brando, Dean, Clift. With one look Morrow was able to convey exhaustion, disgust, concern, love for his men, and the burdens of duty. There's no one on television today with his subtlety and range. Somebody get that man his star on the Walk of Fame! Or how about a posthumous Emmy award (do they exist?).


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