Combat! (1962–1967)
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Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd 

A bitterly disturbed tank Sgt. escorts Lt. Hanley's men to a French town that seems to have been abruptly abandoned.


Burt Kennedy


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Episode cast overview:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders
Jeffrey Hunter ... Sgt. Dane
Steven Rogers Steven Rogers ... Doc Walton
Martin Brandt ... The Priest
Joby Baker ... Pvt. Kelly
Tony Mordente ... Pvt. Morello
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn
Rex Holman ... Pvt. Christy
Hans Difflipp Hans Difflipp ... German Officer (as Hans Difflip)


A lone wolf tank commander whose men revile him, saves Hanley's squad. Then, without explanation, the tank sergeant blows the cross off a French village's church, and roughs up its wounded priest. Now the whole infantry squad hates Sgt. Dane too. Sgt. Saunders confronts Dane to find out why he's so violent, while the 2 squads occupy the mysteriously abandoned town. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Drama | War







Release Date:

16 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As Sgt. Dane explores the nave of the presumably long deserted church, a number of votive candles can be seen burning to the right of the altar. See more »

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A Man Fighting Two Wars
7 June 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While fleeing from German panzers, Lt. Hanley, Sgt. Saunders and their squad are ambushed by Germans with a machine-gun. Out of the blue, an allied tank commanded by Sgt. Dane saves them all and is forced by Lt. Hanley to give a for the squad. When they arrive at a French village, they are attacked by Germans with a machine-gun and Dane saves them again. Out of the blue, he blows off the local church without any explanation. While a few man protect the tank that needs fuel, Saunders finds a wounded priest and a boy, but no inhabitant. Meanwhile Sgt. Dane remains aloof and violent. What has happened to the missing French dwellers and to Sgt. Dane?

"Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd" is a dramatic episode of an aloof soldier, performed by the unforgettable Jeffrey "Captain Christopher Pike" Hunter, with a traumatic secret. The sad conclusion is symbolic, with Dane with a gun in one hand and a rosary in the other hand showing a man divided by the war and his faith. Despite Sgt. Dane's personal drama, there are also many action scenes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ovelha Perdida, Pastor Perdido" ("Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd")

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