This Hanley outing has the Lieutenant on an intelligence mission he'd rather
avoid, shepherding two sergeant specialist on an assignment to steal information from a
German headquarters. Along the way, he discovers that an escaped German officer has
infiltrated their group disguised as a sergeant. When they pick up a third
"sergeant" the accusations fly and the suspicions interfere with the mission.
For those who have not seen this
episode, I won't spoil the ending. Hanley, though, should have been smarter than this
script. After, once again, losing a superior officer in the field, Hanley takes over an
The entire snow-bound episode is filmed on a warm sound stage, and no breaths are seen
in the winter air. Though their mission is through the snow, the squad members have no
great coats, just field jacket, sweater, scarf, and gloves.
NOTES, ODDITIES, AND BLOOPERS:
Actor Skip Homeier, who also appears in
"Entombed" is listed as G. V. Homeier.
Very odd overlay of map
superimposed over the shot of the squad crossing a minefield.
ABOUT FILMING THE EPISODE:
The most notable blooper of the series
is in this episode. In the wheelhouse, Rick Jason turns to Dick Peabody and addresses him
by his real name, saying "Peabody, bring up the rear." No one on the set or in
post production noticed the error. But, according to Dick Peabody, his sister in Denver
caught it the night the show aired and called him immediately.
Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders [does not appear]
Jack Hogan as Kirby
Pierre Jalbert as Caje
Dick Peabody as Littlejohn
James Dobson as Pvt. Henderson
Edward Kemmer as Lt. Tracey
Alan Baxter as Capt. Roberts
Charles Walsh as Soldier #1
Ralph Thomas as Soldier #2
G. V. Homeier as Sgt. Morgan
Warren Stevens as Sgt. Walter
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