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Combat!

Combat! (1962)

89 mistakes

The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel". As Sgt. Saunders is trying to board the tank on its back deck, the tank's cannon is pointed rearward. A subsequent shot shows the cannon over the front, then the next the cannon is over the rear again.

The Duel - S3-E4

Audio problem: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel". Sometimes the tank's co-axial machine gun is firing, but no gunfire sound is heard.

Losers Cry Deal - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 3, Episode 73, "Losers Cry Deal", a GI in the squad fires a rifle grenade at a German machine gun position in a window of a building. Not only does the rifle grenade miss the mg position, it misses where the pyrotechnic representing the rifle grenade exploding was planted.

The Duel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": The prop wash from the helicopter filming the overhead scenes are evident as everything (dust, twigs, leaves, etc.) is being blown around.

The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": When the truck first blows its tire, it is in a very muddy, watery patch of road. Subsequent scenes show the road is dry except under the truck where the truck driver is trying to jack up the truck to change the blown tire.

The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": Opening shot shows a "German" tank with the commander's cupola on the left side of the turret. As the "German" tank is really an M-41 Walker Bulldog from the Korean/Vietnam era, the cupola should be on the right side of the turret as the majority of American tanks since WWII have that feature. Obviously, the film was flipped.

The Letter - S5-E7

Factual error: Sgt. Saunders is looking at a color photo of his kid brother in a letter from home. Aside from being prohibitively expensive for the average family to afford, color photos were not common. Also, the wartime rationing of photo chemicals for color film used by civilians would not be available.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The German tank has its main gun traversed to the rear of the tank as Sgt. Saunders is trying to climb aboard. A following shot shows the tank with its main gun pointing forward, then the next shot the gun is facing toward the rear again.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The first shot of the German tank shows the tank commander's station on the left side of the turret; later on and for the rest of the episode the TC's station is shown on the right side of the turret. Note: WWII German tanks had the TC station on the left side of the turret while most American tanks during and after WWII had the TC station on the right side of the turret. The tank used in this episode was a Korean/Vietnam War-era American M-41 Walker Bulldog.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: As Sgt. Saunders hides from the pursuing German soldiers, a German soldier comes abreast of Saunders and raises his hand to his face twice.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The passenger in the truck cab is not wearing a helmet in the long shots, but the close ups show him wearing his helmet.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Revealing mistake: During the close combat scene between Sgt. Saunders and the German soldier, it is obviously Vic Morrow's stunt double doing the heavy action and fighting.

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The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: After McCall shoots the German soldier dead, the German's body changes from lying face up to face down. Also, the dead German's helmet, which was lying two feet away, is now nestled next to the German's head.

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Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The close ups of the dead lieutenant show his teeth exposed while the long shots show his mouth closed tightly.

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Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Ollie Joe throws his grenade at the Germans firing from behind the logs, it lands several feet to the left, yet the explosion of the pyrotechnics is a bullseye on the Germans.

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A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: A German soldier steps out of a doorway ready to throw a grenade, but he gets shot, dropping the grenade a couple of feet in front of him. However, the explosion from his dropped grenade occurs from within the doorway itself.

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A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Sgt. Saunders throws a grenade at the German soldiers shooting at him from behind a crate, the grenade lands in front of the crate, but the explosion is actually behind the crate, where the Germans are.

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The Letter - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: After an American soldier is shot in the back during the first battle scene, his body disappears a few shots later.

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The Letter - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: The same strawberry-blonde haired stuntman (Paul Busch) is used three times: first as an American G.I. being shot, then as a German soldier being shot, and again as another American G.I. being shot - all in the same battle scene.

The Good Samaritan - S4-E18

Factual error: As Caje provides cover fire for Sgt. Saunders, Caje's M-1 rifle fires more than the eight shots it holds.

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Crossfire - S4-E8

Factual error: As Stevens charges the German machine gun nest, he fires more bullets than his M-1 rifle could hold (the rifle could hold only eight rounds per clip).

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Crossfire - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: As Sgt. Saunders and Pvt. Stevens are about to enter the HQ, in the close up shots are several soldiers walking out of the HQ towards them. In the long shot of Saunders and Stevens the soldiers have disappeared.

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The Raider - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: During the gun battle at the farmhouse, the number of bullet holes striking the window frame varies from scene to scene. Also, the window frame gets shot to pieces, but in subsequent scenes the window frame is intact-aside from the bullet holes in it.

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The Raider - S4-E16

Audio problem: When the jeep peels out on the grass, it makes a screeching tires-on-asphalt sound.

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The Losers - S5-E2

Factual error: As Sgt. Saunders and his squad dodge artillery fire in the ruined city, modern high-tension electrical towers are shown. Also, no electrical towers whatsoever would have survived a prolonged artillery bombardment without being damaged or destroyed.

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The Hell Machine - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: The American soldiers lift out the bodies of the two German tankers and immediately start off in the German tank. They did not have time to hide/dispose of the bodies, yet when other German units show up shortly after, the bodies are missing.

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The Hell Machine - S3-E28

Other mistake: When the German soldiers are on the radio alerting other German units of Americans in a captured German tank, they are using the English word "tank"- the Germans should be using the word "panzer", instead.

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The Long Wait - S3-E25

Factual error: The long shots show the supporting tank reversing, but the close up shot of the tank's drive sprocket shows the drive sprocket moving forward, thus the tank should be moving forward, not reversing.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Audio problem: Several times the German tank fires its co-ax turret machine gun. There is gunfire flashing, but no machinegun sound.

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The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When the squad consolidates after the battle in the village, Cully has his rifle unslung and is holding his helmet in the close ups, while in the long shots Cully is wearing his helmet and his rifle is slung on his right shoulder.

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The Good Samaritan - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: After Marsini dies, he is still breathing.

Odyssey - S3-E31

Continuity mistake: During the opening scenes of the German attack, a shot of a B.A.R. gunner being shot is used three times.

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The Gun - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Blanks loaded in the German MG42 are obvious as the American tank assaults its position.

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Dateline - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The war correspondent causes a disturbance. By the time the German guards enter the room, Saunders has the correspondent subdued with a knife he found. Each time the camera does a closeup of the knife Saunders is holding it in a different position.

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Jonah - S5-E24

Deliberate mistake: When the squad is "taking five" under the trees a German plane appears. Handley says, "Messerschmitt"! In fact, it is an American P-51 Mustang with German markings.

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Bridgehead - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: As Saunders and Little John crawl past the dead GI Kirby is shown being treated by the medic, camera cuts to the bridge then back to the church and then you see Kirby getting shot.

Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After they climb onto the tank and as it begins to move, on the left of the screen and behind the branches you can spot somebody walking toward the tank and then quickly backpedaling.

Hills Are for Heroes: Part 1 - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: After Lt. Hanley says that the machine-gun needs to be set up closer and turns to go into the bunker, he is wearing a backpack. When he enters the bunker the backpack is gone.

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The Glory Among Men - S2-E32

Revealing mistake: In several scenes when they show the front of the barrel of the German machine gun you can see the "blank adaptor" inside the barrel. This is inserted to not allow the gas from the cartridge to escape out the barrel but "blow back" the bolt and insert another round.

wolfman

Anatomy of a Patrol - S2-E11

Character mistake: At the start of the episode when the plane is spotted Sgt Saunders says "P-51." The plane is in fact a P-38 Lightning.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: Season 5, "Headcount": Littlejohn gets soaked head-to-toe in the stream, but a few shots later, he's only half wet, from the chest down.

Jean G

The Little Carousel - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Little Carousel": Claudine's hair length changes several times throughout the episode.

Jean G

Ambush - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When the German soldiers are shot and fall dead into the water, one of them raises his head to take a breath, then goes back to being "dead."

Jean G

Escape to Nowhere - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: The ring taken from Hanley in the opening, mysteriously reappears on his finger later on.

Jean G

The Walking Wounded - S1-E30

Continuity mistake: After he changes the tire, the truck driver climbs into the cab with Saunders. But in the next shot, Saunders is alone in the truck.

Jean G

The Short Day of Private Putnam - S2-E28

Factual error: The German snipers are wearing American-issue camo jackets.

Jean G

Mountain Man - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As the German chases Cage, there are multiple ski tracks in the snow from previous takes.

Jean G

Dateline - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: When the squad crosses the river the footage is cut footage from a previous episode, "Birthday cake" - Littlejohn is holding his cake over his head.

The Steeple - S3-E21

Other mistake: The squad descend from the steeple via the bell pull rope but the bell does not ring.

Silver Service - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: During the night's shelling Kirby escapes into the woods, but in part of that run sequence it looks like Saunders is doing the running, and it is daytime to boot.

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Trivia

Actor Vic Morrow used a non-firing wooden replica of a Tompson submachine gun due to its lighter weight, thus being easier to carry. He used a heavier blank-firing model when it was required to be fired.

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