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A bankrupt European tycoon, Carl Vandaam, is selling plutonium to foreign owners. The IMF has to get in and steal the plutonium. Barney makes a perilous ascent through the elevator shafts and into the vault... but Vandaam catches on and locks down the building.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x17
Production Number: 318
Airdate: Sunday February 16th, 1969

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Guest Stars
Alf Kjellin
As Carl Vandaam
Arthur Batanides
As Kura

Co-Guest Stars
Wesley Lau
As Dr. Thorgen
Khigh Dhiegh
As General Wo
Scott Walker (1)
As Chief Guard
Sid Haig
As Marko
Philip Ahn
As Dr. Liu

Chuck Couch
As Stunt Guard
Lee Duncan (1)
As Double, Barney
George P. Wilbur
As Double, Phelps
Tony Mancini
As Hall Guard
Craig Chudy
As Stunt 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


At an outdoor fire box, Jim picks up his briefing on Carl Vandaam, a European tycoon who is going bankrupt. Vandaam has stolen enough plutonium 240 to make a hydrogen bomb and plans to sell it to the highest bidder. The IMF must recover the plutonium and eliminate Vandaam...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerStanley Kallis
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingWilliam J. Kenney  |  Joseph 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
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 EditorWilliam O. Cairncross
Assistant DirectorVictor Vallejo
Assistant To The Executive ProducerPhilip D. Fehrle
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantPaul Playdon
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorJerry Taylor (2)
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 3 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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