Combat! (1962–1967)
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Dressed in an Albanian uniform, Hanley escapes from a German prison camp.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Lloyd Bochner ... Maj. Thorne
Monique LeMaire ... Julie
John Lodge John Lodge ... Maj. Ramsey
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Lt. Maples
John Levingston John Levingston ... Capt. Todd
Phil Bonnell Phil Bonnell ... Frost
Herb Andress ... German Lieutenant (as Herb Andreas)
Willy Kaufman Willy Kaufman ... German Ticket Agent
Peter Marks Peter Marks ... Max
Ralph Josephs Ralph Josephs ... Hans
Normand Houle Normand Houle ... French Waiter
Socrates Ballis Socrates Ballis ... Albanian Soldier
Karl Sadler Karl Sadler ... German Lieutenant


Lt. Hanley has been captured and is taken to an ancient castle that the Germans are using as a POW camp. On his arrival he tells the other POW Officers that he can pinpoint a German ball bearing factory and they decide to help him escape by providing him with a fake Albanian uniform for his escape effort. To get back though he must cross Germany and occupied France. Hanley is lowered from a window by the other prisoners and manages to swim downstream away from the castle. On reaching the rail head he uses fake papers he has been provide with to purchase a rail ticket. While at a break in the journey Hanley is accused by a pair of Hitler Youth and an Officer takes him prisoner. The Officer is actually a British spy named Thorne [Lloyd Bochner] who helps him get away and travels with him towards the Allied Lines. While lunching at a French Café they are approached by a real Albanian Officer and have to make a run for it. While making their get away they are accosted by a Gestapo Officer... Written by Stevo15

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Action | Drama | War







Release Date:

19 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Lt. Hanley walks up to the old mill building to change his uniform after having swum in the river, the back of his uniform leg has a large dry patch. See more »

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Suspense & Intrigue in a Combat Episode
16 October 2014 | by jmarcheseSee all my reviews

"Evasion" is a story about Lieutenant Hanley's escape and efforts to make it back to Allied lines with valuable intelligence information. Captured by the Germans and amongst a group of higher ranking officers, they make a decision to spring Hanley from confinement because he has memorized the location of an excellent bombing target which could cripple German war efforts. During his journey, he runs into almost every bad bend in the road.

Esther & Bob Mitchell wrote a fine screenplay in that we get a glimpse of what it's like to move about in German occupied territories in World War II Europe. We also meet a couple of conscientious kids from the German youth program and experience the brainwashing potential of a mad dictator. Intrigue and suspense levels are high during the journey and the story flows quite well.

Lloyd Bochner is excellent as Major Thorne, a happy go lucky free spirit who accompanies Hanley on the 2nd part of his escape. Monique Le Maire is equally excellent as the beautiful Julie, portraying an ambivalent mistress who finally realizes the evil character she's been catering to.

Julie pulls off a memorable ending and gives it a very feminine touch similar to what we see in a Mission Impossible episode. She reminds one of Impossible Mission Force character Cinnamon Carter.

"Evasion" was fun to watch; suspense and intrigue made up for the lack of combat scenes.

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