Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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The Glass Cage 

The IMF infiltrate a high tech maximum security prison behind the Iron Curtain to free a resistance leader being held in a glass cell that's continually monitored. Cinnamon's persona of a ... See full summary »

Director:

John Llewellyn Moxey (as John Moxey)

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), Paul Playdon (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand
Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Lloyd Bochner ... Maj. Nicholas Zelinko
Larry Linville ... Capt. Gulka
Richard Garland ... Anton Reisner
Lou Robb ... Lt. Vasney
George Perina George Perina ... Szabo
Alfred Shelly ... Guard #1 (as Al Shelly)
Max Kleven Max Kleven ... Guard #2 (as Max Klevin)
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Storyline

The IMF infiltrate a high tech maximum security prison behind the Iron Curtain to free a resistance leader being held in a glass cell that's continually monitored. Cinnamon's persona of a neurotic bureaucrat distracts the prison commandant, while Barney and Willy stage an abortive prison escape. It's all part of an elaborate scheme to convince prison officials that the freedom fighter in their cell is an imposter. Written by em

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Garland's last acting credit before his early death at the age of 41 on May 24 1969. See more »

Goofs

The brief case that Peter Graves' character is switched with Barbara Bain's character (to hold the tools for Greg Morris' and Peter Lupus' characters to break out of the prison cell) is clearly different as seen from the bottom of the cases. When Bain's character inspects the cell, she flips a switch that opens a "door" in the bottom of the case to slip out the tools wrapped in a towel. Earlier shots of the same brief case shows no such door panel or switch existing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is Anton Reisner, the much beloved leader of the resistance against his country's tyrannical government. Three weeks ago, he was incarcerated in the automated Trast Prison, from which no escape has ever been made. The prison is currently commanded by this man, Major Nicholas Zelinko, who is torturing Reisner in order to get the names of other resistance leaders. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is...
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