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Combat!: Bridge at Chalons

Saunders and a hard-nosed demolitions expert undertake a mission behind enemy lines where the two men immediately begin to clash.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 034
Airdate: Tuesday September 17th, 1963

Special Guest Stars
Lee MarvinLee Marvin
As Sgt. Turk

Guest Stars
Donald EinDonald Ein
As German Corporal
Kurt LandenKurt Landen
As German Soldier
Lee KriegerLee Krieger
As Cpl. McQuillan
Pete HelmanPete Helman
As German Soldier
Rance HowardRance Howard
As Wilkerson
Rudy HansenRudy Hansen
As German Leader
Main Cast
Vic MorrowVic Morrow
As Sgt. Charles "Chip" Saunders
Rick JasonRick Jason
As Lt. Gil Hanley
Pierre JalbertPierre Jalbert
As PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay
Jack HoganJack Hogan
As Pvt. William G. Kirby
Conlan CarterConlan Carter
As PFC "Doc" (Platoon Medic)
Dick PeabodyDick Peabody
As Pvt. Littlejohn
Tom LowellTom Lowell
As Pvt. William "Billy" Nelson
Episode Notes
Conlan Carter joins the series as the new squad medic. Carter would remain for the rest of the series' run.

Rance Howard, father of actor/director Ron Howard, plays the squad "expendable" in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Turk:They told me i could have a platoon.
Hanley: You were told wrong. A squad is all we can spare.

Saunders: We'll get you to that bridge.
Turk: Or die tryin'?

Nelson: What's so special about this bridge?
Turk: How long you been in the war, kid?
Nelson: I came in at Normandy.
Turk: Then start actin' like it.

Saunders: (to Doc) What makes you think Turk is different from any other G.I.? This is just another job and I'm doin' it.

Saunders: That bridge should be right around the bend.
Turk: If you brought us the right way.

Turk: (to Saunders) What kept you? Did you have to hold Junior's hand to get him to stay by himself?

Saunders: Tell me something, Turk. Why do you hate so much?
Turk: You can get a lot done with hate.

Saunders: Just relax now, expert. Just relax.
Turk: Don't you mother hen me.

Episode Goofs
Corporal McQuillan is billed as Captain McQuillan in the ending credits.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRobert Pirosh
Executive ProducerSelig J. Seligman
ProducerGene Levitt
MusicLeonard Rosenman
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