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Mission: Impossible

The Original Television Series


Season 2 Details

The episodes are shown on this page in their original transmission order, with the production order in brackets

1 (B6) - The Widow: Alex Cresnic (William Windom), one of the world’s largest dealers in heroin, has bought the entire heroin crop of an Asiatic country and smuggled it into Marseilles; his partner, Mark Walters(Joe Maross), is the head of the numbers bank in Miami. The mission is to prevent them from selling their heroin, and put them out of business permanently. The IMF fake the Walters’s death and Cinnamon poses as his widow. Rollin pretends to be a rival drugs dealer, with Jim as his chief chemist, Barney sabotages a lift and Willy drives a taxi.
Written by Barney Slater; Director Lee H Katzin.

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2 (B2) - Trek: The IMF travel to Santales, a tiny Latin American country, to recover a priceless collection of Inca gold artefacts which have been stolen by Jack Cole (Daniel O’Herlihy, right) and secreted in a remote mountain area, threatening the economic stability of the little democracy. Jim plays a fence’s associate, Rollin is an Indian, Cinnamon is an archaeologist and Barney is a helicopter pilot. Willy did not appear in this episode.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Leonard J Horn.

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3 (B1) - The Survivors: Eric Stavak (Albert Paulsen), an enemy agent has kidnapped Edward Stoner (John McLiam) and Wilson Cardel (Bill Sargent), two scientists, and their wives, and is holding them somewhere in San Francisco. However, to get his hands on the equations for a new weapon, Stavak also needs a third scientist, Dr Robert Webster. Jim poses as Webster, with Cinnamon as his estranged wife and Rollin as her new boy friend. Barney organises an earthquake and Willy poses as a visiting naval officer (right, with Barney), and drives a truck.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Paul Stanley.

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4 (B3) - The Bank: The director of the People’s Bank in the East Zone, Alfred Belzig (James Daly, right), is pretending to help people leave the country; in fact, he is stealing their money in order to finance a new Nazi party. Jim poses as a police investigator, with Cinnamon as his assistant, Barney and Paul Lebarre (Pierre Jalbert), real convicted bank robber, working for the IMF, pose as bank robbers, and Rollin is a man trying to escape to the West. Willy monitors Cinnamon’s secret radio, and drives a truck.
Written by Brad Radnitz; Director Alf Kjellin.

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5 & 6 (B5) - The Slave: The Impossible Missions Force are sent to end slavery in the state of Elkabar. Jim poses as a slave dealer, Cinnamon is due to be sold into slavery, Barney is captured, also to be sold as a slave, Rollin is a UN investigator and impersonates the king, and Willy sells clothes in the market and pretends to be a policeman. The picture shows Joseph Ruskin as King Ibn Borca.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Lee H Katzin.

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7 (B4) - Operation — “Heart”: The IMF team have to rescue a heart attack victim, Professor William Bennett (Aaron Fletcher), who is an innocent pawn in the plans of security chief Stephan Gomalk (Michael Strong) to overthrow his friend and president, Beyron Rurich (Pernell Roberts). Aided by IMF agent Dr Owen Siebert (Robert Karnes), Jim pretends to be a journalist, Rollin is a cranky patient, a doctor and the patient, Cinnamon is the patient’s wife, and Barney and Willy are bomb disposal men. In the screen shot, Doctor Rollin “discovers” a bomb in the operating theatre.
Written by John O’Dea & Arthur Rowe; Director Leonard J Horn.

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8 (B7) - The Money Machine: An unscrupulous African financier, Walter DuBruis (Brock Peters, right), runs a brokerage firm is in Ghalea, a small nation whose pro-Western government is the key to stability in the area. He has arranged for Raf Tagoor, a counterfeiter, to hijacked a shipment of paper used to make Ghalean currency. IMF has to recover the paper and put DuBruis out of business. Jim poses as a man with a counterfeiting computer, with Rollin as his accomplice, Barney is a doctor and operates the machine, and Cinnamon is an investor. Willy is not in this episode.
Written by Richard M Sakal; Director Paul Stanley.

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9 (B8)- The Seal: The IMF have to recover a jade and gold seal that had been stolen from Kuala Rokat, a far eastern country. Jim becomes a rivet manufacturer, Cinnamon and Barney are television reporters, Rollin is an expert in comparative religions and Willy delivers a computer with Barney inside. The most surprising member of the team is a cat called Rusty.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Alexander Singer.

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10 (B9) - Sweet Charity: Erik Hagar (Fritz Weaver) and his wife Catherine (Hazel Court, right, in a clinch with Jim) have been collecting large sums of money, allegedly for charity, but which in fact they have been keeping for themselves. Their latest scam involves the collection of $1 million from a group of millionaires. The IMF’s mission is to recover the millions of dollars that the couple have appropriated, and to put them out of business for good. Jim becomes a gigolo pretending to be a psychiatrist, Cinnamon is a rich philanthropist in a wheelchair, Rollin is a murderer for hire, Barney is an electrician and Willy is a chauffeur.
Written by Barney Slater; Director Marc Daniels.

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11 & 12 (B10) - The Council: The IMF team set out to topple the empire of an unscrupulous businessman, Frank Wayne (Paul Stevens, right). Rollin hatches a dangerous plan, putting his own life at risk, when he disguises himself as the gangster boss. Jim poses as a Senate Investigator, Barney is a Federal Marshal, Cinnamon plays a plastic surgeon, and Willy is a uniformed cop, and drives a truck.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Paul Stanley

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13 (B12) - The Astrologer: The leader-in-exile of a Baltic state, Nikolai Kurzon (Bob Tiedemann), has been kidnapped by Colonel Alex Stahl (Steve Ihnat), the head of the secret police. The lives of many of Kurzon’s loyal followers, dedicated to liberating the country from dictatorial rule, depend upon the IMF’s success in rescuing him and destroying a microfilm which contains the names of hundreds of patriots. The IMF also have to make Stahl appear to be a traitor.
Written by James F Griffith; Director Lee H Katzin.

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14 (B11) - Echo of Yesterday: The IMF team have to stop Otto Kelmann (Wilfred Hyde-White, right, with Cinnamon), a munitions plant owner handing over control of his industrial empire, to Colonel Marcus von Frank (Hans Gudegast), the head of a neo-Nazi organisation. Jim poses as an American Nazi, Cinnamon is a photography student, Rollin impersonates Hitler, and Willy moves some furniture. Barney does not appear.
Written by Mann Rubin; Director Leonard J Horn.

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15 (B13) - The Photographer: A top photographer, David Redding (Anthony Zerbe, right), is an enemy contact who has brought 150 agents into the United States, each carrying plague bacilli. The IMF have 72 hours to get the key to the code Redding is using. Cinnamon plays a biochemist,who is a former model, Jim is her husband, Rollin and Willy pose as federal agents, and Barney makes a jamming device and a cyclorama.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Lee H Katzin.

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16 (B14) - The Spy: Nato’s missile defence system plans are mapped on two separate overlays for security reasons. A Central European spy, Felicia Vabar (Kate Woodville, right), has already secured one of them. The IMF have to devise a plan to recover the missing overlay and to prevent the theft of the other.
Written by Barney Slater; Director Paul Stanley.

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17 (B15) - A Game of Chess: A million dollars in gold bullion intended for underground resistance fighters in an anti-Western satellite has been intercepted by the government police and is being held under heavy guard in a hotel where a major chess tournament is in progress. Not only must the IMF recover the bullion, but also prevent Nicholas Groat (Don Francks, right), a brilliant con-man and international thief, from taking it.
Written by Richard M Sakal; Director Alf Kjellin.

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18 (B16) - The Emerald: A microfilm containing plans for manipulating international gold reserves, is attached to a priceless emerald, which is unwittingly owned by Victor Tomar (William Smithers), a wealthy gun salesman. The IMF is assigned to recover the microfilm, and prevent it from falling into the hands of Yorgi Petrosian (Michael Strong, right), a ruthless communist agent.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Michael O’Herlihy.

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19 (B17) - The Condemned: In a departure from the usual format, Jim Phelps, helped by some of his IMF colleagues, comes to the aid of David Webster (Kevin Hagen, right with Jim), a close friend who has been condemned to death for a murder he didn’t commit. In a race against time, Phelps must find the real murder. Things are complicated by the disappearance of a priceless crown. Jim plays a private investigator, Rollin and Willy pretend to be priests, and Rollin also impersonates an escaped convict and a dead man. Barney poses as a telephone engineer and also does a car modification. Cinnamon doesn’t appear in this episode.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Alf Kjellin.

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20 (B18) - The Counterfeiter: The IMF enlists the aid of Dr McConnell (Noah Keen), a world renowned doctor and surgeon, to destroy an international drug counterfeiting ring lead by Raymond Halder (Edmond O’Brien, right) which thrives on the desperate needs of the sick, by supplying them with fake and imitation drugs.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Lee H Katzim.

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21 (B19) - The Town: While on holiday, Jim Phelps discovers a town full of assassins and is drugged by them. He manages to get a message to Rollin, who contacts the rest of the IMF team. Cinnamon poses as his wife, Barney is her chauffeur and Willy drives a truck.
Written by Sy Salkowitz; Director Michael O’Herlihy.

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22 (B20) - The Killing: Barney and Willy set up some mysterious psychic phenomena in order to gain the conviction of Burt Gordon (Gerald S O’Laughlin, right), the head of a contract killing organisation. Jim and Cinnamon play husband and wife, with Rollin as Jim’s brother.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Lee H Katzin.
This episode received a number of Emmy nominations.

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23 (B21) - The Phoenix: Stefan Prohosh (Alf Kjellin, right, who also directed three second season shows), a demoted party chairman from a small Iron Curtain country attempts to get back in favour by smuggling in a secret alloy sample. The IMF have to recover the alloy and stop Prohosh. Barney, Jim and Willy play Internal Security Bureau agents, and Rollin and Cinnamon are would-be assassins.
Teleplay by John D F Black; Story by Edward DeBlasio & John D F Black; Director Robert Totten.

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24 (B22) - Trial by Fury: Manuel Delgardo (Ernest Sarracino), the “patron saint” of a totalitarian country’s freedom party is in prison. An associate, Santos Cardoza (Michael Tolan, right), has had himself arrested so that he can act as a go-between; however he is suspected by other prisoners of being an informer, and the IMF have to expose the real informer. Jim and Barney are prisoners, Cinnamon is a Red Cross worker and Rollin is a guard and drives a truck. Willy does not appear in this episode.
Written by Sy Salkowitz; Director Leonard J Horn.

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25 (B23) - Recovery: An American bomber has crashed behind the Iron Curtain. The IMF must recover its fail-safe mechanism before an American defector, Paul Shipherd (Bradford Dillman, right with his technician, played by Emile Genest), can discover its secrets. Jim plays the bomber’s pilot and a maintenance man, Rollin and Cinnamon, as husband and wife, pretend that they work for the manufacturers of the device, Barney is an embassy official and sabotages a shredder, and Willy punctures a tyre and pretends to be a maintenance man.
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter; Director Robert Totten.

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