Combat! : The Bridge at Chalons (1963)

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

The opening episode of Combat's second season finds Sgt. Saunders (Vic Morrow) of King Company going head-to-head with Sgt. Marvin Turk (Lee Marvin), a sarcastic, hardbitten demolition expert with an intense hatred for Infantrymen. No sooner has Turk thoroughly alienated Saudners' platoon with his by-the-book autocracy than both sergeants are sent on a dangerous mission to destroy an enemy bridge. Throughout the assignment, the embittered Turk continues to rag Saunders, whom he holds responsible for the death of his previous partner. But though nasty and unrepetentant from start to finish, Turk knows his business--and by episode's end he has more than earned the respect of both Saunders and the audience. Conlan Carter makes his first regular appearance as "Doc".



war, bridge [structure]