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[Silver Service]
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Combat! reviews by Jo Davidsmeyer * Episodes rated from 0 to 4 bayonets 

(082) A Walk with an Eagle

RATING:
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2 bayonets

Written by Rod Peterson
Directed by John Peyser
First aired 02-Mar-1965
Episode 24 of Season 3

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SYNOPSIS:

Hanley takes three men into enemy territory to rescue a U.S. flying ace, Major Caldwell, who has parachuted to safety out of his plane. The ground-pounders resent the arrogance of the flyer. The Major is ungrateful and willful, showing little understanding of a war he has seen only from thousands of feet above the ground.

REVIEW:

The most enjoyment I have in this episode is smiling at Hanley talking about the air corps. Knowing that Rick Jason served in the air corps in WWII, adds a zip to this dialog, especially as he deals with an arrogant ace who must be taught the difference between fighting a war in the air and a war on the ground.

NOTES, ODDITIES, AND BLOOPERS:

  • Filmed at Korbel winery.
     

  • Major Caldwell is credited with 22 kills, but his P-47s get easily jumped by a flight of Stukas.
     

  • Moments after Major Crandall's plane is shot down, a corporal in a jeep finds Hanley and relays orders to rescue the flyer. How did they know exactly where Hanley was and how did the word get to the corporal so quickly?
     

  • The closeup of the dead German's face during the vineyard firefight shows that his machine gun belts have crimped blank cartridges.
     

  • Long motorcycle chase up Korbel's hills, but no tension or drama in the chase.

CAST:

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

Lee Philips as Major Robert Caldwell

Conlan Carter as Doc
William Cort as Private Harmon
Pat Colby as Private Palmer

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