Lt. Hanley and his squad encounter the young Frenchman Maquis Marcel Paulon that will guide them to meet his older brother Leon Paulon, who is the brave leader of the resistance. Marcel will show the weak parts of the German forces to Hanley. Soon Hanley and his men realize that Marcel is a coward man frightened with the war. When they meet Leon, he insists to bring Marcel with their reconnaissance patrol with tragic consequences.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Second appearances for Sal Mineo and Fernando Lamas, third appearance for Ted Knight. All as different characters. See more »
Fernando Lamas plays Leon Paulon, but he introduces himself to Hanley as Jean Paulon. See more »
Vintage Fernando Lamas
"The Brothers" is a story about French brothers Leon & Marcel Paulon (excellently played by Fernando Lamas & Sal Mineo respectively) who help Lieutenant Hanley & King 2 recon German positions along the battle line. Leon is enthusiastic and ready to mix it up with the Germans while Marcel has reached complete battle fatigue and can no longer deal with fighting.
Irve Tunick wrote a good screenplay in which there is notable character development between Leon & Marcel; he was fortunate to have Lamas and Mineo cast for the parts. Lamas displays superb acting in a memorable barn sequence after realizing he's made a terrible mistake in forcing Marcel to be part of the recon team. Excellent combat scenes are interwoven into their recon mission and the ending sequence is top notch Combat. Ted Knight appears as SS Lieutenant Herlmoch while Paul Busch appears as the German sergeant at the farm.
Bernard McEveety did a fine job directing "The Brothers" which is not only evident in all of the combat scenes, but in outstanding close-ups as the moment of truth approaches both Marcel & Leon.
Makeup artists did a superb job with both brothers graphically portraying the aftermath of German SS torture.
"The Brothers" is very entertaining and a must for all Fernando Lamas fans. The ending combat sequence is one of the Combat series' best.
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