The Gallant Men

Season 1 Episode 2

Retreat to Concord

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Aired Friday 7:30 PM Oct 12, 1962 on ABC
7.8
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Retreat to Concord
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The company moves into Nieto for a "mopping-up operation". They are then ordered to hold this strategic town against a German advance. The first platoon gets a new replacement, Henry Draper, a crack shot with a rifle. While in Nieto, they get a cold reception from the town's matriarch.moreless

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  • Squad gets a crack sniper. A loner who follows orders but never volunteers. After driving the Germans out of a town mostly reduced to rubble by American air attacks. The locals are less than thrilled to have the Americans there.moreless

    7.5
    The reason I watch these old tv show is to see who plays the special guest roles.

    The thing that makes this 1962 episode worth note is the presence of Peter Breck who later shows up on the western series Big Valley for several years.

    Here he plays a sniper who's a loner, traumatized but efficient at his job whose facade cracks because of a scared mute little boy. Yes I know it's corny and it gets worse when the story has Breck's character uncharacteristly volunteer to help take out a mortar that is harassing the town and he gets killed a suicide charge.

    But, I have to admit Breck brings a real strong presence and power to this modest script.





    Jack Warnermoreless
Robert Ridgely

Robert Ridgely

Lt. Frank Kimbro

William Reynolds

William Reynolds

Captain Jim Benedict

Roger Davis

Roger Davis

Pvt. Roger Gibson

Eddie Fontaine

Eddie Fontaine

Pete D'Angelo

Richard X. Slattery

Richard X. Slattery

1st Sgt. John Mckenna

Roland La Starza

Roland La Starza

Pvt. Ernie Lucavich

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