Combat! (1962–1967)
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Escape to Nowhere 

Lt. Hanley is captured and forced by a Nazi general to help him and his daughter escape, after an attempt on Hitler's life.




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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Gil Hanley
Sgt. Chip Saunders (credit only)
Gen. Von Strelitz
Joyce Vanderveen ...
Col. Kleist
Roger Til ...
French Priest
German Interrogator
William Speckman ...
Hans Difflipp ...
German Major


A German general calmly kills his chauffeur and forces Hanley to replace him. While playing possum behind enemy lines, the wounded Hanley was captured, then interrogated. When Hanley wouldn't cooperate, Gen. Von Strelitz took Hanley away for further questioning. Von Strelitz refuses to explain what he's plotting, and Lt. Hanley doesn't appreciate the promotion to Kapitan in the Heer. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Drama | War




Release Date:

20 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rick Jason is the only member of the regular or recurring cast to appear in this episode. See more »

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Flawed Episode
10 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Hanley survives an attack behind the German lines and becomes prisoner of the Germans. He is interrogated by an officer and Gen. Von Strelitz takes Hanley with his driver. The general surprisingly kills his chauffeur and asks Hanley to wear the clothes of the dead man.Later he explains that he wants to defect Germany and surrender to the Allied since he was part of the plot to kill Hitler that failed. Von Strlits wants to bring his daughter Maria with him. Along their journey, they are hunted down by the Gestapo. What will happen to them?

Directed by Robert Altman, "Escape to Nowhere" is a flawed episode of "Combat!". Hanley does not speak any word in German and the scenes in the club are silly and unbelievable. The graveyard scene with the boy shooting the priest does not work well and it becomes funny since Hanley and Von Strelitz never get wet. Anyway, the father and daughter drama is not corny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Escapatória" ("No Escape")

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