Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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Echo of Yesterday 

Cinnamon works to stop a munitions magnate who is supplying arms to neo-nazis. She reawakens memories of his late wife, who was murdered by Hitler.


Leonard J. Horn


Bruce Geller (created by), Mann Rubin

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Episode credited cast:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand
Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier (credit only)
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Otto Kelmann
Eric Braeden ... Col. Markus von Frank (as Hans Gudegast)
Richard Morrison Richard Morrison ... Karl
Greg Mullavey ... Heinz (as Gregory Mullavy)
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Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)


The team has to stop a German who is being groomed to be another Hitler. They decide to get his biggest backer, a German industrialist who knew Hitler to turn on him. And part of their plan is to get the industrialist to relive his wife's death at the hands of Hitler. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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nazis | murder of wife | See All (2) »


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Release Date:

10 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A photograph of an agent Phelps doesn't select for the mission is that of William Paley, then the head of CBS. See more »


When the IMF was deceiving Kellmann into believing he was in the past, in 1932, they used a Walther P38 pistol. Considering that Kellmann was an arms manufacturer, surely he would have realized that the Walther P38 pistol would not come out for another 6 years. See more »


[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is Colonel Marcus von Frank, who has led the recent resurgence of the neo-Nazis. Otto Kelmann, head of the largest munitions plant in all Europe, is preparing to turn over to von Frank complete control of his vast industrial empire. With such a huge financial base, there is no question that von Frank could become a second Adolph Hitler. Fanatically dedicated to the overthrow of democracy wherever it exists. Your ...
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Featured in Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) See more »


Wiener Blut Waltz, Op.354
Composed by Johann Strauss
Merry-go-round music
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An embarrassing episode...and among the very worst of the series.
28 April 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love "Mission: Impossible" but I am not blind to bad episodes--and "Echo of Yesterday" is a very, very bad episode. It begins with the mission--and it's the third time the IM Force will fight a new Nazi party. However, oddly, a nice old man (Wilfrid Hyde-White--who is ridiculously cast) is bankrolling the new Fourth Reich. How can a nice person be a die-hard Nazi lover?! The plan is to convince the old guy that Hitler was bad! Wow...that's pretty dumb! Yet, even more odd is that the old guy's beloved wife was murdered by Hitler and he somehow forgot. So, after he's drugged, Rollin will impersonate old Adolph and convince the financier once and for all the Nazis are bad, um-kay.

As I said above, this particular show is embarrassing. Of COURSE Hitler WAS BAD--duh!!! A dumb plot, bad casting and the new Reich is becoming a tiresome subject.

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