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Mission: Impossible: The Short Tail Spy

The IMF must intervene when two of an enemy country's espionage groups vie to see who can assassinate a defecting scientist. The team must assure that the older group, lead by Shtemenko, rises to power by discrediting the younger assassin, Fetyukov, while making sure the scientist isn't killed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: 115
Airdate: Saturday December 17th, 1966

Director: Leonard Horn
Writer: Julian Barry

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Eric Braeden
As Andrei Fetyukov (as Hans Gudegast)

Guest Stars
Albert Dekker
As Colonel Shtemenko

Co-Guest Stars
Joseph Sirola
As Suverin (as Joe Sirola)
Edward Colmans
As Professor Napolsky

Joseph Breen
As Projectionist
Main Cast
Steven Hill (1)
As Daniel Briggs
Barbara Bain
As Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Dan picks up his briefing at a theater and is informed that two rival espionage agencies in a country are vying to assassinate a scientist who defected to the West and will be attending a conference in the states. The U.S. wants the old-guard organization, led by Colonel Shtemenko, to come out on top since they can be manipulated more easily. The younger organization is led by the ruthless assassin Andrei Fetyukov. The IMF must discredit Fetyukov and keep the scientist, Nopalsky, alive...

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Episode Notes
Rollin and Willy don't appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Cinnamon: What did you say your name was?
Fetyukov: I didn’t think I did. Andrei Fetyukov.
Cinnamon: Mine’s Cinnamon.
Fetyukov: Cinnamon? Is that some kind of medicine?
Cinnamon: No, it’s a spice.

Fetyukov: She is much too clever to have done a thing like that without a reason.
Suverin: That’s interesting.
Fetyukov: But… I think it’s going to be rather fun.
Suverin: Fun? You may have to kill her.
Fetyukov: I know.

Professor Napolsky: I assure you, young man, it gets rather boring just to stand about waiting for someone to come to try to assassinate you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerJoseph Gantman
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicLalo Schifrin
Music EditorTed Whitfield
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Key GripRoss Cannon
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterArthur Wasson
Production AssistantPhilip D. Fehrle
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
GafferJoe Wharton
Director of PhotographyGert Andersen
Production SupervisorWilliam Eatherly
Art DirectorJan Van Tamelen  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Sound EditorJohn Post
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorSabine Manela  |  Forrest T. Butler
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorPaul Krasny
Assistant DirectorMark Sandrich, Jr.
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 14 guide may contain spoilers
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