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Mission: Impossible: The Heir Apparent

General Envir Qaisette plans to force the Archbishop of Povia to declare him regent after the recent death of the kingdom. The IMF must discredit him to make assure he never assumes power.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 302
Airdate: Sunday September 29th, 1968

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Guest Stars
Torin Thatcher
As Archbishop Djelvas
Rudy Solari
As Zageb
Charles Aidman
As General Envir Qaisette

Co-Guest Stars
Fred Villani
As Tour Guide
Peter Hellman
As Police Captain
Leonides Ossetnyski
As Grand Duke
Diana Bourbon
As Mme. Pollan
Alphonse Martell
As Dr. Vachtel

Max Kleven
As Secret Policeman
George Sawaya
As Stunt Guard
Joe Tornatore
As Dungeon Guard
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
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


Jim arrives at a park and picks up his briefing from an out-of-service phone booth. Archbishop Djelvas is the religious leader of Povia and must appoint a successor to the recently-deceased king. General Envir Quisette plans to overthrow the country unless he is named regent. The IMF must keep Povia from becoming a military dictatorship and stop Quisette...

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Episode Notes
The end credits change from this episode on. Instead of clips from the episode, stock inserts from different episodes are used.

Episode References
For the first and only time in the series, an IMF member briefly becomes the legally recognized ruler of a country. Cinnamon is sworn in as the ruler of Povia, even though the Archbishop knows she's a fake.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerAllan Balter  |  William Read Woodfield
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicLalo Schifrin
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Post Production SupervisorPaul Krasny
Supervising Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyAndrew J. McIntyre
Art DirectorBill Ross
Production ManagerEdward Haldeman
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorSabine Manela  |  Forrest T. Butler
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorDavid Wages
Assistant DirectorTed Butcher
Assistant To The Executive ProducerPhilip D. Fehrle
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantRobert E. Thompson
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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