Combat! (1962–1967)
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Escape to Nowhere 

Lt. Hanley is captured and forced by a Nazi general to help him and his daughter escape, after an attempt on Hitler's life.


Robert Altman


Malvin Wald




Episode cast overview:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Albert Paulsen ... Gen. Von Strelitz
Joyce Vanderveen Joyce Vanderveen ... Maria
Sasha Harden ... Col. Kleist
Roger Til Roger Til ... French Priest
Lester Fletcher ... German Interrogator
William Speckman William Speckman ... Bower
Lou Robb ... Mueller
Hans Difflipp Hans Difflipp ... German Major


A German general calmly kills his chauffeur and forces Hanley to replace him. While playing possum behind enemy lines, the wounded Hanley was captured, then interrogated. When Hanley wouldn't cooperate, Gen. Von Strelitz took Hanley away for further questioning. Von Strelitz refuses to explain what he's plotting, and Lt. Hanley doesn't appreciate the promotion to Kapitan in the Heer. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Drama | War





Release Date:

20 November 1962 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is Albert Paulsen's 2nd (of 4) appearance in "Combat!" See more »

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Flawed Episode
10 June 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Hanley survives an attack behind the German lines and becomes prisoner of the Germans. He is interrogated by an officer and Gen. Von Strelitz takes Hanley with his driver. The general surprisingly kills his chauffeur and asks Hanley to wear the clothes of the dead man.Later he explains that he wants to defect Germany and surrender to the Allied since he was part of the plot to kill Hitler that failed. Von Strlits wants to bring his daughter Maria with him. Along their journey, they are hunted down by the Gestapo. What will happen to them?

Directed by Robert Altman, "Escape to Nowhere" is a flawed episode of "Combat!". Hanley does not speak any word in German and the scenes in the club are silly and unbelievable. The graveyard scene with the boy shooting the priest does not work well and it becomes funny since Hanley and Von Strelitz never get wet. Anyway, the father and daughter drama is not corny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Escapatória" ("No Escape")

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