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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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Selmur Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(152 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono

Color:

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

In a lot of the shows, German soldiers are seen wearing large field packs [back packs], even if they are guarding something. Soldiers from all armies are trained to drop their packs before going into action for better maneuverability. See more »

Quotes

Braddock: Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, get these men some water!
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Connections

Spoofed in Everybody Loves It (1964) See more »

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Televisions Most Un-Appreciated Show
21 May 2000 | by modrock62See all my reviews

"Combat!" was the most realistic, exciting and emotional show in television history. This gem about a squad of soldiers battling it out in WWII after D-Day did not glorify war, though there were lots and lots of actions scenes and firefights, but instead focused on the individual soldier and how he dealt with the war personally and as part of a brotherhood. Terrific writing, superb direction, believable characters and slam band action were the trademarks of this true TV classic. Big name directors and actors lined up to become part of the show which ran for 5 seasons and 152 episodes on ABC and has developed a huge following to this day. The series regulars were superb and believeable. Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Jack Hogan, Piere Jalbert, Dick Peabody and Conlan Carter all shone on thier own unique ways. The characters of Saunders, Hanley, Kirby, Caje, Littlejohn and Doc have become etched in our minds forever. "Caje, take the point" was a phrase uttered quite often as myself and my childhood friends would act out the episode of Combat! we just watched and now as adults we see the show in all it's glory we may have overlooked as children. My only "complaint" about the show as in any show with recurring characters, we knew our heroes would not perish. We knew they would get the job done because there was another to do next week. As an adult, it lessens the tension a wee bit but who really cares? These are our heroes and we want them to succeed, not die and the characters and actors pull it off so well, it really becomes a mute point. I loved that the Germans actually spoke German. so what if we didn't know what they were saying? Whatever it was, it had to be bad and something that could hurt our beloved squad. My biggest disappointment through all this praise, and I feel it is important, is the lack of respect Combat! gets in the mainstream. Fine, it can stay our "little secret" but please, let's give credit where credit is due! this was the finest example of dramatic television in the mediums history! Let's recognize that! Let's not forget about it! When classic TV is discussed, let's not forget Combat! Please don't push it aside and bury it like the mainstream has! It is an important show and one that should be seen again and never forgotten. And how about giving Vic Morrow a star on the hollywood walk of fame!


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