Combat!

Combat! (1962)

30 mistakes in season 3

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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.

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.

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

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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.

Scott215

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 Little Carousel - S3-E8

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

Jean G

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. (00:36:10)

Susan Rodriguez

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. (00:05:15)

The Steeple - S3-E21

Other mistake: The squad descend from the steeple via the bell pull rope but the bell does not ring. (00:42:15)

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. (00:11:00)

Point of View - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The room that is being used is downstairs from road level, but a window in the room shows tree top level scenery. (00:41:15)

Mountain Man - S3-E1

Factual error: Combat is set in Northern France, where there are no snow-capped mountains. Yet Saunders' troops are crossing such terrain here. It's also apparent that, despite dialogue referring to sub-zero temperatures, it isn't really very cold. The actors are sweating in their snow gear, there's no frost on them, and no one's breath is forming any clouds in the air.

Jean G

Mountain Man - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Saunders and his men escape from the Germans, it's supposed to be after sundown. But the entire chase scene that follows is filmed in broad daylight. (00:19:20)

Jean G

Mountain Man - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As the German chases Cage, there are multiple ski tracks in the snow from previous takes. (00:35:35)

Jean G

Birthday Cake - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: Season 3, "Birthday Cake": When Littlejohn goes into the river, you can see the reflection of the entire camera crew.

Jean G

Vendetta - S3-E2

Factual error: The planes Hanley identifies as Messerschmitts aren't. They're stock footage of U.S. P51 Mustangs.

Jean G

The Duel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: Season 3, "The Duel": The German tiger tank obviously isn't one. It's an American M41 with a bad studio paint job and German markings.

Jean G

The Little Carousel - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Little Carousel": In the land mine scene, Anderson's helmet disappears and reappears repeatedly between takes.

Jean G

A Rare Vintage - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: Season 3, "A Rare Vintage": In the scene inside the winery, a cameraman's shadow intrudes at the left of the shot.

Jean G

The Impostor - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Season 3, "The Imposter": During the march, Rick Jason slips and says, "Peabody! Bring up the rear!" He was supposed to say "Littlejohn." Peabody is the actor's real name.

Jean G

The Long Walk - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Long Walk": Near the end, the wine bottle Saunders is holding switches hands between shots, then vanishes.

Jean G

Dateline - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When the prisoners are looking for the dirt from the tunnel they discover it is in the attic. While they are removing a board from the ceiling they reveal an overhead stage light. You can tell this is a mistake because they hurriedly put the board back.

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