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Mission: Impossible: Old Man Out (2)

When Vossek is transferred to a guarded solitary confinement cell, Briggs must alter the IMF's rescue plan... and get word to the imprisoned Rollin.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Saturday October 15th, 1966

Director: Charles Rondeau
Writer: Ellis Marcus

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mary Ann Mobley
As Crystal Walker
Sunny Woods
As Double, Crystal (Trapeze Double)

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

Chris Anders
As Special Guard
Chuck Couch
As Double, Rollin
Fred Krone
As Double, Briggs
George Margo
As Sergeant
Norbert Siegfried
As Officer
Jon Cedar
As Second Guard
Patty Elder
As Double, Crystal (Fight Double)
Marilyn Moe
As Double, Cinnamon
Alan Gibbs (2)
As Double, Vossek
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


Rollin discovers that Vossek isn’t in his cell and runs away...

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Episode Notes
Guest agent: trapeze artist Crystal Walker

Episode Quotes
Tosk: You know, I just won my bet.
Crystal Walker: What bet? With who?
Tosk: With myself. Said you'd come by to see me before you left.
Crystal Walker: Oh, you have a very low opinion of yourself.

Cinnamon: (Dan's) all wrapped up in his work, forget it.
Crystal Walker: If you say so.
Cinnamon: I'm sorry.
Crystal Walker: Do you mind if I worry about him?
Cinnamon: I said I was sorry.
Crystal Walker: You worry about Rollin, right?
Cinnamon: I worry about earthquakes.

Crystal Walker: Dan, have you ever been up on a high-wire?
Dan: No.
Crystal Walker: Most people are high-shy, how do you know you're not?
Dan: I'll find out. If I am, don't wait for me.

Willy: You know, I hate to admit it, Barney, but I'm tired. I'll sure be glad to get home.
Barney: What? And quit show business?

Episode Goofs
Rollin binds Vossek's hands together so he can wrap them over Rollin's chest as they slide down the wire. When Rollin approaches the wire, Vossek doesn't have his hands around him. The camera cuts to a quick reaction shot of Willy and Barney. When it cuts back, Vossek has near-instantly put his tied-together hands around Rollin's chest.

When Cinnaman and Crystal fight, the overhead shots make it clear they're on astroturf, either because the stunt women are in a studio or because the astroturf was put down for additional protection.

Supposedly Dan is sliding down the wire using his belt. However, in the long shots it's clear that the stuntman is using a pulley device.

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
Music ConsultantWilbur Hatch
Post Production ExecutiveBill Heath
Makeup ArtistDan Striepeke
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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