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COMBAT! episodes:

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

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Combat! reviews by Jo Davidsmeyer * Episodes are rated from 0 to 4 bayonets 


(125) Gitty

RATING: 1 bayonet

Written by Judith Barrows
Directed by Georg J. Fenady

First aired 15-Mar-1966
Episode 27 of Season 4

SYNOPSIS:

While clearing a town to set up an observation post, Saunders kills a German straggler. Meanwhile, a young girl anxiously waits for her soldier father to come claim her, not knowing Saunders just killed him. She learns the truth, hates Saunders, but forgives him for the slight of making her an orphan at the sight of Saunders' blood.

REVIEW:

Andrea Darvi is adorable as "Gitty," an unlikely young girl with perfect tri-lingual abilities. The first act drags waiting for the inevitable moment when Saunders discovers the little girl.

The direction of this silly plot is uninspired and the acting predictable. The best acting comes from Andrea Darvi as Gitty. Combat! viewers saw Andrea Darvi grow up over the first four seasons of Combat! "Gitty" is the third time she plays an orphan that tugs at the heart of a squad member.

NOTES, ODDITIES, AND BLOOPERS:

  • Saunders has killed hundreds of Germans. Why would he remember the face of this particular one? Also, what is so deadly about his rifle butt that one smack kills Paul Busch?
  • The German shoots at the fleeing backs of Saunders and Gitty, but only hits Saunders.
  • The machine-gunned Saunders lands with his back across the curb; but in the next shots, his unconscious head rests comfortably on the curb.
  • Richard Bakalyan (Sgt. Piper) appeared in season one's "The Prisoner."
  • Today, Andrea Darvi is a writer. She used her own acting career as the starting point for her 1983 book Pretty Babies, an Insider's Look at the World of the Hollywood Child Star.

CAST:

Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders

Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley

Jack Hogan as Kirby [does not appear]

Dick Peabody as Littlejohn

Conlan Carter as Doc

Pierre Jalbert as Caje

Andrea Darvi as Gitty

Richard Bakalyan as Sgt. Piper
Tom Nolan as Pvt. Hamilton
Paul Busch as Gitty's Father
Bill Harlow as Captain's Aide

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