Combat! (1962–1967)
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Saunders is ordered to join a reconnaissance patrol whose Sergeant doesn't like him or want him along.


Robert Altman


Robert Altman


Episode cast overview:
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Steven Rogers Steven Rogers ... Doc Walton
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje
Albert Salmi ... Jenkins
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn
William Bryant ... Maj. O'Connors
Hans Difflipp Hans Difflipp ... Col. Burgen
Ted Knight ... German Captain
Robert Winston Robert Winston ... German Lieutenant
Werner Becker Werner Becker ... 1st German Soldier
Frank Behrens ... Capt. Reed
John A. Alonzo ... Bialos (as John Alonza)


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Saunders is ordered to join a reconnaissance patrol whose Sergeant doesn't like him or want him along.

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Action | Drama | War

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The Price of an Information
11 June 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Sgt. Saunders and a seriously wounded private are the only survivors of a patrol sent to find the position where the Germans will attack. Lt. Hanley asks Saunders to participate of a briefing with their captain and he is assigned to join the patrol commanded by Sgt. Jenkins since he knows the enemy field. Saunders warns that there are snipers and mines on their way but Jenkins ignores since he does not want Saunders in his squad. Soon he loses two soldiers and takes more care with the enemy. Saunders and Jenkins find a millhouse and while inside, the Germans arrive to use the place s a command post and kill to the other soldiers that where on watch. They are trapped inside the millhouse while they plan how to give the important information to their command.

"Cat and Mouse" is another great episode of 'Combat!" by Robert Altman, The story is tense and the conclusion is heartbreaking, with Saunders learning that the information that cost the lives of many men is unnecessary. How Saunders retrieved his boots is a mystery. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Gato e Rato" ("Cat and Mouse")

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4 December 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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