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Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Drama / War
Original Title: One More for the Road
Director: Bernard McEveety
Writers: Kay Lenard,Jess Carneol
Released: 1962–1967
Duration: 1h
Video type: TV Episode
Caje blows-up a heavy machine gun nest and Sgt. Saunders and his squad find a baby in the barn and his mother dead near the well of a farmhouse in the enemy lines. They have to move back to their lines in less than two hours and forty minutes since the the artillery will fire at the area. Saunders tells to leave the baby protected in the barn, but the squad convinces him to take the baby to a nearby convent. When they arrive, they find that the convent was bombed out. Now they need to bring the baby to their own lines through the enemy territory in a dangerous journey.
Episode cast overview:
Vic Morrow Vic Morrow - Sgt. Saunders
Rick Jason Rick Jason - Lt. Hanley (credit only)
Jack Hogan Jack Hogan - Kirby
Pierre Jalbert Pierre Jalbert - Caje
Steven Rogers Steven Rogers - Doc
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody - Littlejohn
Tom Lowell Tom Lowell - Billy Nelson
Fletcher Fist Fletcher Fist - Brockmeyer
Don Edmonds Don Edmonds - Stroback
Monroe Twins Monroe Twins - The Baby

This particular episode about the orphan baby eerily overshadows Vic Morrow's fate 19 something years later in the Twilight Zone movie.



Reviews: [3]

  • avatar

    Vispel

    Caje blows-up a heavy machine gun nest and Sgt. Saunders and his squad find a baby in the barn and his mother dead near the well of a farmhouse in the enemy lines. They have to move back to their lines in less than two hours and forty minutes since the the artillery will fire at the area. Saunders tells to leave the baby protected in the barn, but the squad convinces him to take the baby to a nearby convent. When they arrive, they find that the convent was bombed out. Now they need to bring the baby to their own lines through the enemy territory in a dangerous journey.

    "One More for the Road" is an episode of "Combat!" where Sgt. Saunders seems to be lost with the unique situation of finding an orphaned baby. He does not seem to know exactly what to do since his orders are questioned by the squad, maybe for the first time in this season. The dramatic and dangerous decision of carrying a baby while crossing the enemy lines is really difficult to be taken, and the remorse of losing a man may corroborate to affect him. But the conclusion is nice with Sauders showing his real feelings. My vote is eight.

    Title (Brazil): "Mais Um para a Viagem" ("One More for the Trip")
  • avatar

    Mavegelv

    "One More For The Road" forces poor Saunders to make a terrible and unthinkable decision as to whether or not to take a baby back through German territory to their own lines after it's mother was killed by German mortar fire the night before leaving it all alone. The Squad is upset with the Sarge at first but cool off when he finds a convent on the map and decides to take the kid along.

    Finding the convent a non-entity, the real challenge begins. They have only 2 hours before American artillery fire will begin shelling the retreat area, and they've gone a little out of their way. And the baby issues begin to crop up, feeding and keeping the little one from making noise at the wrong times among the main ones.

    It's a cute story. It took a lot of courage to address the war orphan issue at the infant level. Screen Writers Kay Lenard & Jess Carneol did a good job as the plot is realistic and very believable with one small exception, Cage's dealing with the German by the post. The scene was meant to increase excitement. Had it been Littlejohn, Clemenza, or a gorilla pulling it off, it would have been believable, but not the scrawny Cage. That aside, obstacles encountered by the squad keep suspense levels up and make for a smoothly flowing story.

    Kirby's cow explanation totally busts the Sarge's chops, and I especially enjoyed Caje's initiative in the bicycle scene. Early combat and later artillery scenes keep the episode in line with the essence of the Combat series. Saunders "protective moment" is beautiful and I love what the squad members do to the Sarge upon arrival at another convent. Beautifully done! Whether it was Director McEveety or part of the original screenplay - great job!
  • avatar

    Rocksmith

    While on routine patrol, Saunders and his squad come across a baby abandoned in a farmhouse. The men want to take it with them, Saunders insists on leaving it as a matter of the men's safety. But their grousing gets the better of him and he agrees to try and get the baby to a local convent. Kind of a routine episode, highlighted by Caje's impersonation of a French farmer to get the baby past German lines before the artillery shelling begins. As the one in charge of the baby Doc gets more screen time than usual but Steve Rogers doesn't make much use of it. It wouldn't be long before he would be replaced as the squad's medic.

    The squad appears to be bucking for court martial the way they disobey Saunders to help the baby. Even when one of their own guys gets blown up by a mine going to get milk for the baby, it doesn't seem to wise them up at all.

    There is also a reference to Little John's earlier episode where he tried to cart a bicycle all over France. But perhaps the most notable thing about this one is how eerily similar Saunders scene in this where he risks his life to save the baby is to Morrow's scene in "The Twilight Zone" where he was accidentally killed in a scene where he was trying to evacuate some kids.