Combat! (1962–1967)
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The Glory Among Men 

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A bitter, antagonistic replacement whom none of Saunders' men can stand (with good reason) is wounded and pinned down by German snipers...who use him to try and lure his fellow Americans into their ambush.


Vic Morrow


Tom Seller


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Episode cast overview:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders
Jack Hogan Jack Hogan ... Kirby
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje
Conlan Carter Conlan Carter ... Doc
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Heinecke (as Henry Brandt)
Jerry Douglas ... Kohler
Paul Busch ... Bauer
Fletcher Fist Fletcher Fist ... Barnett
Richard Tretter ... G.I.
Peter Helm ... Laslo
Bernard Kates Bernard Kates ... Hacker
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Mason


Saunders gets a replacement, Mason, who is completely self-centered and detestable, and he immediately antagonizes everyone in the squad. While on a mission, they are caught in the open with little cover, and they are pinned down by a well entrenched German infantry supported by a machine gun. Mason, badly wounded and unable to get himself to cover, is used by the Germans to tempt the Americans to expose themselves by trying to rescue him. The other GIs are posed with the ethical decision of leaving him behind or risking their lives trying to save the detestable Mason. It is highly dramatic to watch as one GI after another comes to grips with his own ethics and makes the decision to risk his own life trying to save Mason - not because of any redeeming value in Mason, but because of their own humanity. Written by David Wile

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Action | Drama | War





Release Date:

21 April 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Price of Honor
19 September 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The loathed and selfish Private Mason is hated by Saunders' squad except the youngster Laslo that worships him. When Saunders and the squad are assigned for a recon patrol, they are trapped by a German machine gun nest. They seek protection, but Mason is wounded in open field and the Germans let him alive to be used as bait. Saunders tries unsuccessfully to rescue Mason and decides to retreat with the squad. However Laslo conflicts over Saunders command creating a difficult situation to the squad.

"The Glory Among Men" is one of the most dramatic episodes of "Combat!". Directed by Vic Morrow, the show is full of feelings and action and certainly one of the best. The conclusion with no redemption or gratitude is perfect for the story. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Glória entre os Homens" ("The Glory among Men")

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