Combat! (1965): S03E20 – Brother, Brother


Introduction

Combat! is an American television drama series that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The exclamation point in Combat! was depicted on-screen as a stylised bayonet. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II.

Outline

Frankie Avalon plays Private Eddie Cain, the kid brother of an old hometown friend of Kirby’s. Cain has somehow finagled his way to be assigned to Kirby’s squad, and he immediately gloms onto his old buddy, “Wild Man” Kirby, and begins making demands of him. The cutesy little Avalon does a fine job of making his Cain character into an exasperating little twerp you cannot help but detest. Cain believes his brother, Tony, and Kirby were best of friends and that Tony was killed in their old hometown while saving Kirby’s life. Accordingly, Cain also believes Kirby owes him a…

Combat! Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 02 February 1965.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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