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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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(108) Soldier of Fortune

RATING: 2 bayonets

Written by George F. Slavin
Directed by Sutton Roley
First aired 23-Nov-1965
Episode 11 of Season 4


An explosion destroys the cellar of a German communication center where Saunders, Marsh, and Wallace were tapping lines. Trapped beneath a beam and fearing he will be left behind, Marsh withholds information he has overhead, as insurance for a safe return to American lines. Saunders forces a captured German to free the trapped soldier and carry him to safety. But the German, who had been in charge of communications, claims no critical information came over the phones and that Marsh is duping them all.


"Soldier of Fortune" offers the fourth "beamer" episode in the Combat! cannon. This time, an obnoxious private is trapped beneath a beam in the rubble. The script cleverly toys with the audience, making them wonder whether he really has any vital info?

Some striking performances are provided by Burt Brinckerhoff as the slimy G.I. and William Campbell as the staunch soldier who distrusts Marsh. William Campbell will appear again in the fifth season episode "Nightmare on the Red Ball Run."

"Soldier of Fortune" is a fun entertainment. Slow at the beginning, once it picks up, it is quite enjoyable.


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

Guest Star
Burt Brinckerhoff as Pvt. Andy Marsh

Ed Deemer as German Lt.
John Gentri as Karl
Buck Holland as Rudi
Ernst Winters as German Soldier
Nikolaus Kopp as German
William Campbell as Pvt. Ed Wallace
Wesley Lau as Meyer

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