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Mission: Impossible: The Phoenix

In an East European country, Stefan Prohosh has been demoted from party chairman to director of the People's Museum. Prohosh has obtained a sample of a stolen prototype alloy and plans to use it to buy support for a coup. The IMF must recover the alloy, hidden in the museum as a new art sculpture under constant watch.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 223
Airdate: Sunday March 03rd, 1968

Guest Stars
Alf KjellinAlf Kjellin
As Stefan Prohosh

Co-Guest Stars
Scott HaleScott Hale
As Janos
Charles H. RadilakCharles H. Radilak
As Chairman (as Charles H. Radilac)
Peggy ReaPeggy Rea
As Cleaning Woman
Mills WatsonMills Watson
As Guard

Max KlevenMax Kleven
As Guard #4
Norbert SiegfriedNorbert Siegfried
As Guard #5
Charles HorvathCharles Horvath
As Guard #1
Louis MassadLouis Massad
As Relief Guard
Main Cast
Peter GravesPeter Graves
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 tape briefing at a welding shop on the pier. The infamous Stefan Prohosh, head of internal security for a Communist country, has been demoted to minister of culture. Prohosh plans to regain power by arranging for the theft of a new alloy sample from a Western laboratory. He had hidden the sample in a metal sculpture, titled The Phoenix, and plans to trade it to a major Communist nation in return for their backing his bid for power. The IMF must acquire the sample and discredit Prohosh...

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Episode Quotes
Stefan Prohosh: I learned a long time ago it is much easier to explain too much caution then to bleed for not enough. Perhaps that's why I'm still alive.

Stefan Prohosh: Don't be a fool, woman. Listen to me. You will tell me sooner or later. At a distance, be courageous. Up close, be practical.

Episode Goofs
When Jim turns on the tape recorder with his briefing, the hands in the insert shot are clearly not his. They might be Greg Morris' hands.

In the opening fake assassination attempt, Cinnamon is first standing at the wall where she'll put the bullet hole...

But then they cut to a long shot and she's at her sketch pad...

And then in the next reaction shot she's back against the wall...

And finally she backs up to the wall where all the close-up shots have placed her.

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
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorPhilip D. Fehrle
Supervising Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyMichel Hugo
Art DirectorBill Ross
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorRobert Watts
Assistant DirectorVictor Vallejo
Script ConsultantAllan Balter  |  William Read Woodfield
Supervising Film EditorPaul Krasny
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
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