Combat! : Doughboy (1963)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Eddie Albert guest stars in this episode, playing--of all things--a middle-aged American farmer with a foreign-accented wife. But this is Combat, not Green Acres: Albert's character, a WW1 veteran named Phil, has been living in France with his French-born wife Marie (played by Alida Valli of The Third Man fame) ever since the Armistice. Unhinged by the ceaseless gunfire of WW2, Phil begins to imagine that he is still fighting The Great War--and so he dons his old uniform, marches into the countryside, and captures Sgt. Saunders (Vince Morrow), whom he believes to be a "Heinie" spy!



war, battle [war], imprisonment, mistaken-identity