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Mission: Impossible: Old Man Out (1)

The IMF must break the elderly resistance leader Anton Cardinal Vossek out of the impenetrable Seravno Prison. To get Vossek out, Rollin must let himself be captured and put in the prison.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Saturday October 08th, 1966

Director: Charles Rondeau
Writer: Ellis Marcus

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mary Ann Mobley
As Crystal Walker

Co-Guest Stars
Cyril Delevanti
As Cardinal Vossek (Anton Cardinal Vossek)
Joseph Ruskin
As Colonel Scutari (Colonel Jovann Scutari)
Oscar Beregi
As The Commandant (Colonel Kaverick, as Oscar Beregi)
William Wintersole
As The Captain
Monte Markham
As Tosk

Eddie Durkin
As Maintenance Man
Chris Anders
As Special Guard
George Margo
As Sergeant
Norbert Siegfried
As Officer
Jon Cedar
As Second Guard
Jon Silo
As Victim
Sunny Woods
As Double, Crystal (Trapeze Double)
Main Cast
Steven Hill (1)
As Daniel Briggs
Martin Landau
As Rollin Hand
Barbara Bain
As Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Dan goes to a closed auditorium and exchanges passwords with the maintenance man. The man then runs a film of Anton Cardinal Vossek, while the IMF tape informs Dan that Vossek is the leader of his country’s freedom movement. The country’s government has arrested Vossek and plans to hold a trial followed by a guaranteed execution. Until the trial, they have confined him in Seravno Prison, adjacent to the city’s park. No escape has ever been made from the prison, and the team’s mission is to rescue Vossek. Dan disposes of the tape and departs...

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Episode Notes
Guest agent: trapeze artist Crystal Walker

Episode Quotes
Crystal Walker: (coaching Willy on circus weight-lifting) That's not theatrical enough, Willie. Give it more strain; it doesn't look heavy. You, you want more weight?
Willy: No, I don't.
Crystal Walker: You've got to make it look difficult.
Willy: Well, I'm in the habit of making things look easier.
Crystal Walker: Look, Willie, bare your teeth, breathe harder. Try to make it look like you can't make it.
Willy: Would you, uh, like to show me how?
Crystal Walker: Go on.

Dan: Better spend more time rehearsing your trapeze act.
Crystal Walker: Why? I've done it eight a week for two years.
Dan: Not without a net.

Barney: What is that thing?
Cinnamon: Eyelash curler.
Barney: That's the most diabolical looking piece of equipment I've ever seen.
Cinnamon: You speaking professionally, as an engineer?
Barney: No, I'm just a big eyelash man.

Cinnamon: (to Barney) I think I know why Dan cast you as a clown. It's the real you.

Tosk: What do you do?
Cinnamon: I read minds.
Tosk: Oh, come on, I don't believe in that. It's some kind of a trick. Nobody can read minds.
Cinnamon: No? Want me to tell you what you're thinking right now?
Tosk: That doesn't take a mind reader.
Cinnamon: No, it doesn't. But don't you wish you could read my mind?
Tosk: Who knows? Maybe I can.

Rollin: Come with me, and I'll prove to you I can get you out of this place.
Cardinal Vossek: Why should I believe you?
Rollin: Faith, sir.
Cardinal Vossek: How can a prince of the church argue with that?

(as the guards check on him)
Cardinal Vossek: Cardinal Vossek, he is not at home. However, he is expected shortly.

Rollin: Are you good, Your Eminence?
Cardinal Vossek: Thank you. But while I'm in my underwear, I think I would prefer Anton.

Colonel Scutari: Where do you come from?
Dan: Where does any circus troupe come from? Wherever it was yesterday.

(after Crystal stages a fake fight with Cinnamon over a guard)
Dan: I make that a very good round.
Crystal Walker: Umm. If I have to fight, I'd rather it was over you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerJoseph Gantman
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicWalter Scharf
Music EditorTed Whitfield
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Key GripRoss Cannon
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterArthur Wasson
Production AssistantPhilip D. Fehrle
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorWilliam Eatherly
Art DirectorJan Van Tamelen
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorSabine Manela  |  Forrest T. Butler
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorPaul Krasny
Assistant DirectorJohn W. Rogers
Sound EngineerTommy N. Thompson
Executive In Charge Of ProductionHerbert F. Solow
Music ConsultantWilbur Hatch
Post Production ExecutiveBill Heath
Makeup ArtistDan Striepeke
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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