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Mission: Impossible: Operation Rogosh

Imry Rogosh, a freelance mass murderer working to cause political anarchy, has been spotted in the U.S. The IMF must break him and find out what his plan is, and set off an elaborate scheme to convince Rogosh he's been in a coma for three years, and his employers' country has taken over the U.S. after his murder plan succeeded. Now they plan to execute him as an American agent unless he can prove what his plan was.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Saturday October 01st, 1966

Director: Leonard Horn
Writer: Jerome Ross

Guest Stars
Fritz WeaverFritz Weaver
As Imry Rogosh

Co-Guest Stars
Allen JosephAllen Joseph
As The Doctor (Dr. Ira Green)
Charles MaxwellCharles Maxwell
As Lazloff
Svea GrunfeldSvea Grunfeld
As Woman Judge

Dick DialDick Dial
As Stunt Double
Howard CurtisHoward Curtis
As Driver (Sonny Allison)
Dina HarmsenDina Harmsen
As Matron
Main Cast
Steven Hill (1)Steven Hill (1)
As Daniel Briggs
Martin LandauMartin Landau
As Rollin Hand
Barbara BainBarbara Bain
As Cinnamon Carter
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Dan Briggs pulls into a parking lot and gets into a parked car. Inside the glove compartment is a briefing tape. The briefing explains that Imry Rogosh is a mass murderer who commits slaughter for political benefit. The government has confirmed that Rogosh was in Los Angeles for a week and is leaving by plane the next night, and believe that Rogosh plans another slaughter. The experts consider Rogosh unbreakable, and Dan must break him anyway...

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Episode Notes
The episode opens with the caption October 1966.

Guest agents: Dr. Ira Green, stunt driver Sonny Allison, the Horizon Repertory Players

The episode opens with no briefing, going from Dan picking the specialists for the mission (including Rollin, but not the other regulars), then goes directly to the "mission."

This episode won writer Jerome Ross the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Episode Quotes
(after Rollin pretends to be a prosecutor)
Dan: You're not bad.
Rollin: Not bad? Wait until you see me play my Falstaff.

Cinnamon: If my life were at stake I would hate to have you defend me.
Dan: Thank you. My aim is to inspire a complete... lack of confidence.

Rollin: We shot Lazloff, right, so why not shoot me?
Dan: No, this way's more visual. Besides, Rollin, you were born to hang.

as Rogosh's people take him away)
Barney: I'm sorry we had to let a man like Rogosh live.
Dan: We didn't.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerJoseph Gantman
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicLalo Schifrin
Music EditorTed Whitfield
HairstylistAdele Taylor
Key GripRoss Cannon
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterArthur Wasson
Production AssistantPhilip D. Fehrle
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorRobert Spencer (2)  |  Sabine Manela
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorPaul Krasny
Assistant DirectorWilbur E. Mosier
Sound EngineerTommy N. Thompson
Executive In Charge Of ProductionHerbert F. Solow
Music ConsultantWilbur Hatch
Post Production ExecutiveBill Heath
Makeup ArtistDan Striepeke
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