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Mission: Impossible: The Execution

The IMF must get the goods on mobster Lewis Parma by forcing one of his men to confess, but they're all intensely loyal. They capture hitman Victor Duchell and put him through a mock execution to get him to break.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 306
Airdate: Sunday November 10th, 1968

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Guest Stars
Luke AskewLuke Askew
As Victor Pietro Duchell
Vincent GardeniaVincent Gardenia
As Lewis George Parma

Co-Guest Stars
Val AveryVal Avery
As Al Ross
Byron KeithByron Keith
As Dr. Henry Loomis

Kay KimberlyKay Kimberly
As Secretary
Alex SharpAlex Sharp
As Big Man


Jim picks up his briefing in the private office of a sound store, and is informed that Lewis Parma, a racketeer, plans to take control of the food industry then use it to expand his influence. The IMF must put Parma out of business...

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Episode Notes
Guest agent: clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Loomis

This episode was co-written by William Read Woodfield, a strong anti-death penalty advocate who co-authored the final hours of Caryl Chessman in the book Ninth Life (1961). Woodfield insisted on making the death penalty process shown here as painful yet realistic as possible.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerAllan Balter  |  William Read Woodfield
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicJerry Fielding
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 PhotographyKeith C. Smith
Art DirectorBill Ross
Production ManagerEdward Haldeman
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorVictor Vallejo
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 5 guide may contain spoilers
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