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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Sgt. Saunders 152 episodes, 1962-1967
...  Lt. Hanley 152 episodes, 1962-1967
...  Caje 115 episodes, 1962-1967
Jack Hogan ...  Kirby 111 episodes, 1962-1967
Dick Peabody ...  Littlejohn 100 episodes, 1962-1967
Walt Davis ...  German Soldier / ... 73 episodes, 1962-1967
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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Beginning with Vic Morrow, and as the series progressed, the principal cast members were outfitted with expensive custom made fiberglass prop helmet shells to replace the heavier steel shell of the real two-piece M1 helmets with which they began the series. See more »

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"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 »

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Braddock: Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, get these men some water!
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Combat! is great television
13 June 2005 | by See 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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