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Mission: Impossible: A Game of Chess

Gold bullion intended for a pro-western resistance group is taken by their East European government, and Nicholas Groat, a chess master and criminal mastermind, plans to steal it for himself.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 217
Airdate: Sunday January 14th, 1968

Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Richard M. Sakal

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Guest Stars
Don FrancksDon Francks
As Nicholas Groat

Co-Guest Stars
Curt LowensCurt Lowens
As Captain
Lou RobbLou Robb
As Clerk
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
As Referee
William WintersoleWilliam Wintersole
As Mueller
Will J. WhiteWill J. White
As Sergeant
Michael GuariniMichael Guarini
As Opponent
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
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


Jim picks up his briefing from a phone booth and is informed that one million dollars in gold bullion was stolen from the underground of an anti-western satellite, by the government’s military police. Nicholas Groat, a chess master and thief, plans to steal the gold. The IMF must stop Groat and get the gold to the underground...

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Episode Quotes
James: Then we're all set... except for the typhoid. Who has it?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerJoseph Gantman
Associate ProducerRobert F. O'Neill  |  John W. Rogers
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterBill Bates (1)
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorPhilip D. Fehrle
Supervising Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Re-Recording MixerElden Ruberg
Director of PhotographyMichel Hugo
Art DirectorBill Ross
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorRobert Watts
Assistant DirectorVictor Vallejo
Executive In Charge Of ProductionHerbert F. Solow
Script ConsultantAllan Balter  |  William Read Woodfield
Supervising Film EditorPaul Krasny
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 2 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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