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COMBAT! episodes:

[Season 2 (1963 - 1964)]
[Bridge at Chalons]
[The Long Way Home]
[A Distant Drum]
[Infant of Prague]
[The Wounded Don't Cry]
[The Little Jewel]
[Glow Against the Sky]
[The Party]
[Anatomy of a Patrol]
[What Are the Bugles...]
[Thunder from the Hill]
[The Pillbox]
[Gideon's Army]
[General and the Sergeant]
[The Hostages]
[A Silent Cry]
[Eyes of the Hunter]
[Mail Call]
[The Hunter]
[Weep No More]
[The Short Day of Pvt Putnam]
[The Glory Among Men]

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(056) Eyes of the Hunter

RATING: 1.5 bayonets

Written by Esther and Bob Mitchell
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Produced by Richard Goldstone

First aired 21-Jan-1964
Episode 19 of Season 2


Burgess is the only survivor of an earlier patrol to knock out a German observation post. He volunteers to show Saunders and his men the way. But Littlejohn suspects that this fearless soldier has an objective other than the OP. When Caje and Billy fall into German hands, Burgess is ready to write them off.


Director Bernard McEveety excels at action sequences, so this episode low on action and high on dialogue-laden plot gives him little to work with. This script by Esther and Bob Mitchell is a confused tale of a mysterious survivor who has a reputation for no good. The character development is confused, as is the plotting.

As usual, the squad rescues this episode — not their actions, but their acting. Morrow, Jalbert, Hogan, and Lowell show the great teamwork that made this show so watchable. Peabody especially provides some excellent moments, showing the best aspects of this good-natured, decent man.


Rick Jason shared that Dick Peabody is as decent, humble, and self-effacing as the character that he played. "He cannot come to grips with the fact that he is special. ... He considers himself lucky to even have been employed and never considers to this day the impact he had on the show. And the impact that he continues to have on the show."


Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders
Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley

Ed Nelson as Burgess

Jack Hogan as Kirby
Pierre Jalbert as Caje
Tom Lowell as Billy Nelson
Dick Peabody as Littlejohn

Erin Holland as German Corporal
Joe di Reda as Sergeant Calder
Hans Difflip as German Lieutenant
Ed Deemer as Machine Gunner
Joseph Sirola as Casper
Bill Smith as German Sergeant

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