Combat! (1962–1967)
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Thunder from the Hill 

A cold blooded boss within a faction of the French Resistance, pressures Lt. Handley's squad to help raid a German ammo depot before he will take him to his leader.


John Peyser


Edward J. Lakso


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Episode cast overview:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders (credit only)
Peter Whitney ... Massine
Jack Hogan ... Kirby
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn
Robert Carricart ... Diebold
John A. Neris John A. Neris ... Jean (as John Neris)
Ben Wright ... Boulange
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Pierre
Jacques Sorel Jacques Sorel ... Andre


Lt. Hanley and the squad are en route to meet a Capt. Boulange, the commander of the Free French Army in their sector. Their guide is a bear of a man named Massine, who has a small band of underground fighters traveling with him. Before Massine will lead Lt. Hanley to Capt. Boulange, he has an agenda of his own to accomplish, as he forces Hanley to help him steal some explosives from the a German supply depot. Hanley doesn't want to do it, but has no choice. They rig an entire mountainside with the explosives, as Massine intends on dropping the mountain on an approaching German convoy. An uneasy alliance develops between Hanley and Massine. Written by Clintessence

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Action | Drama | War





Release Date:

17 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Massine throws a knife into a German's chest, the German falls back against the building wall and the knife falls out. See more »

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One of the Weakest Episodes up to Now
31 August 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Lt. Hanley is assigned to have a meeting with French Capt. Boulange to coordinate the allied forces and he heads with Caje, Kirb and Littlejohn guided by the Maquis Massime. However, Massime meets his friends from the French Resistance and forces Hanley and his squad to steal explosives from a German depot to blow up a mountain on a German Division. But things go wrong and the group is under siege of the Germans. What will happen to them?

"Thunder from the Hill" is a reasonable episode of "Combat!" that does not work well. The character Massime is a despicable man and Lt. Hanley is forced to risk their man and his own life to help the Maquis in a personal agenda. One of the weakest episodes up to now. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Estrondo na Colina" ("Thunder from the Hill")

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