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Season 4
COMBAT! episodes:

[Season 4 : Intro]
[The Linesman]
[The Main Event]
[Hear No Evil]
[9 Place Vendee]
[A Sudden Terror]
[Finest Hour]
[The Farmer]
[The Raider]
[Soldier of Fortune]
[The First Day]
[Luck with Rainbows]
[The Flying Machine]
[The Old Men]
[The Casket]
[The Good Samaritan]
[The Mockingbird]
[Hills Are for Heroes]
[Nothing to Lose]
[Ask Me No Questions]
[The Ringer]
[One at a Time]
[Run, Sheep, Run]
[The Leader]

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Guest star Lloyd Bochner

Written by Esther and Bob Mitchell
Directed by John Peyser
First aired 19-Oct-1965
Episode 6 of Season 4

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Hanley escapes from a Nazi prison camp and dons a perfectly tailored Albanian uniform. He is thwarted by sharp-eyed Hitler youth with a passion for arcane military uniforms. Fortunately, Hanley is turned over to a better disguised Allied officer, Major Thorne, who is escaping in an authentic German uniform. In their adventures in France, Thorne and Hanley encounter a real Albanian officer, get captured by the Gestapo, and are rescued by an attractive woman. Plus, Hanley demonstrates his PPT skills (beautiful woman variant) to good result. (PPT -- patented pep talk)


Lloyd Bochner plays Thorne, a stiff-upper-lip, unflappable British intelligence agent who aids Hanley. I find this character type annoying (as does Hanley). But if a story must have an annoying British twit, he might as well be played by a great actor. Bochner does everything but chew the scenery, but does it so "British" that I applaud his tenacity and verve.

Earl Parker performs a great stunt, climbing out a second-story window, crawling down a long rope, and dropping into a river. He also went over a small waterfall doubling for Rick. The stunt work was filmed in Loire, France.


Rick Jason says, "I tell you, where I'm in the water and you see the back of my head wearing a wool cap, I would swear it looked like me. They intercut that at the studio and you cannot tell the difference ... I remember the intercuts. It stuck in my mind, I thought, 'My God, they're good the way they did this stuff.' And you see me going down through the waterfalls but you never see my face, you only see me wearing a wool cap." He didn't know why they wanted him to wear the cap until he saw the episode.


Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders [does not appear]

Guest Star
Lloyd Bochner as Major Thorne

Monique le Maire as Julie
John Lodge as Major Ramsey
Anthony Rogers as Lt. Maples
John Levingston as Capt. Todd
Phil Bonnell as Frost
Herb Andreas as German Lieutenant
Willy Kaufman as German Ticket Agent
Peter Marks as Max
Ralph Josephs as Hans
Normand Houle as French Waiter
Socrates Ballis as Albanian Soldier
Karl Sadler as German Lieutenant
Robert Chapman as German Guard
Jacques Aubuchon as Kopke

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