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Alexi Kerkoska, son of the late Premier, has convinced his sister Anna to defect with him. However, it's a ploy to both capture U.S. agents and gain a secret document their father entrusted to Anna, with names of those friendly toward the West. The IMF must stage a fake rescue plot as a cover to get Anna out of the country past a series of mines.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 508
Airdate: Saturday November 07th, 1970

Guest Stars
Julie GreggJulie Gregg
As Anna Kerkoska
Michael Strong (1)Michael Strong (1)
As Police Chief Petrovitch
Paul StevensPaul Stevens
As Alexi Kerkoska

Co-Guest Stars
Sid HaigSid Haig
As Agent #1
Bart La RueBart La Rue
As Agent #6
Tom McDonough (1)Tom McDonough (1)
As Agent #7
Victor PaulVictor Paul
As Chauffeur
Joshua BryantJoshua Bryant
As Stefan
Arthur MaletArthur Malet
As Undertaker
Main Cast
Peter GravesPeter Graves
As James Phelps
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Lesley Ann WarrenLesley Ann Warren
As Dana Lambert
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


In East Germany, Anna Kerkoska comes home early from a reception and discovers that her brother Alexi is preparing to shoot himself. He explains that he didn’t want her to see and that there is going to be a purge of all of their dead father’s surviving men in the government as well as Alexi himself. Anna insists that they run away, but Alexi tells them that they couldn’t get help to even cross the border. When he points out that even the Americans won’t help them, Anna suggests that she go to the American ambassador and ask for help. However, Alexi then remembers the document that their father gave to her and suggests that she trade it to the Americans for their freedom. He hesitates to ask her to give it up, but Anna vows to save his life no matter what. She tells Alexi that she’ll meet with the American ambassador and tell him that they want to defect, and that they’ll trade the document. Alexi puts the gun away and thanks her. However, once Anna leaves, Colonel Petrovich comes in from the next room and congratulates Alexi on his performance. Now all they have to do is watch Anna until she gets the document...

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Episode Notes
The border barrier is filmed at the Griffin Park Tunnel in Los Angeles.

The location has been used in many films and TV shows, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Back to the Future movies.

Episode Quotes
Anna Kerkoska: Oh, but I want to hear about America. Is everyone a gangster?
Jim: Yes.
Anna Kerkoska: Yes?
Jim: No, not quite.
Anna Kerkoska: Of course not. There are publishers.
Jim: Too many.
Anna Kerkoska: And hillbillies, rock groups, Indians, and everyone carries a gun. Do you carry a gun?
Jim: No, I don't carry a gun.
Anna Kerkoska: No? Then perhaps our propaganda people are lying to us. Could that he be possible?
Jim: Oh, I don't think propaganda people ever lie but I suppose it is possible.

Anna Kerkoska: I could never understand my father. How could he be so many things at once?
Jim: Some men are.
Anna Kerkoska: You are too, aren't you? So formal, so proper. And yet I can feel... something I've never felt about any man. So loving.

Police Chief Petrovitch: You are here because I was ordered by the Chairman and the Central Committee to remind you how important it is that we acquire the document your father entrusted to your sister. to suggest subtly but firmly that you are sole responsible for success of this plan if it succeeds. And also solely responsible if it fails. In the one case you'll be given a medal. the other, you will be shot.

Anna Kerkoska: Why is it all the beautiful things come at all the wrong times?
Jim: I don't know what that means.

Episode Goofs
When Petrovich calls Alexi into his office to identify Paris, the camera cuts to a low angle looking up, and the top of the office wall and the sound stage beyond can be seen.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
Music SupervisorKenyon Hopkins
HairstylistAdele Taylor
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorBarbara Atkinson
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter  |  Mike Jarvis
Post Production SupervisorJohn A. Fegan Jr.  |  William O. Cairncross
Re-Recording MixerJoel Moss
Director of PhotographyRonald W. Browne
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementGordon A. Webb
Sound EditorMichael Colgan
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorMichael Tierney  |  Dodie Schaefer
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorHarry F. Hogan III
Story ConsultantLaurence Heath
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorLarry L. Mills
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