Combat! (1962–1967)
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While in their own rear area, Saunders, Doc, and Caje get the opportunity to get showers and clean clothes. While taking showers, they are taken hostage by a German Captain and a German NCO... See full summary »

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Ted Post

Writer:

Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard Adams)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley (credit only)
Conlan Carter Conlan Carter ... Doc
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje
Peter Mark Richman ... Capt. Aptmeyer (as Mark Richman)
Dick Patterson ... Barnarbo
Eric Braeden ... Ecktmann (as Hans Gudegast)
Ken Berry ... Motor Sgt.
Tom Peters Tom Peters ... Commo Man
Lew Gallo ... Motorcycle MP
Joseph V. Perry Joseph V. Perry ... 1st Sgt. (as Joseph Perry)
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While in their own rear area, Saunders, Doc, and Caje get the opportunity to get showers and clean clothes. While taking showers, they are taken hostage by a German Captain and a German NCO who have been trapped behind American lines and are trying to get back to their own lines. The German Captain holds Saunders and Caje hostage while he frees Doc to get an ambulance to transport them out of the village and back to German territory. Doc becomes the central character in this episode as he goes about getting an ambulance for which he has no authorization. The German Captain continues to hold them all hostage as Doc uses the ambulance to get them out of the village and back near German territory. Instead of releasing his hostages at that point, however, we find the German Captain has one more chore in mind for the three GIs. Written by David Wile

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Conlan Carter "Doc" received an Emmy's nomination for this episode. He did not win. See more »

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The Doc Episode
7 September 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a just liberated town, Private Barnabo offers a hot shower to Sgt. Saunders, Caje and Doc at a place he found provided he can borrow their French soap. Barnabo stays on careless watch while the trio takes a shower and is murdered by two Germans. Then they take Saunders and Caje as hostages and order Doc to secretly bring an ambulance or a closed truck to taken them back to the German lines where they would release the Americansoldiers; otherwise they will kill the hostages. What will Doc do?

"The Hostages" is another great episode of "Combat!" where Conlan Carter shines on the role of Doc. Peter Mark Richman is also excellent in the role of the smart German Captain. Soc's attitude in the conclusion is totally unexpected. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Os Reféns" ("The Hostages")


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