In the late 1950s and early 1960s Altman directed over 100 episodes of series TV. Alongside his more prosaic but still inventive contributions to shows such as Bonanza, Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66 and Whirlybirds, he also directed landmark episodes of adventurous series such as Bus Stop and Combat!
This episode is provided courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
In his final episode for this long-running series, Altman explores the subjective experience of a shellshock victim (lead character Vic Morrow) wandering back from behind German lines. Ultimately, this remarkable, visceral and strikingly experiential portrayal of combat would lead to Altman being fired from the show.