GnuDawn Mission: Impossible Season 6 cast

The Original Television Series


Season 6 Details

The episodes are shown on this page in their original transmission order, with the production order in brackets

Thanks to Henry Page for supplying most of the pictures on this page.

1 (F2) - Blind: Government agent Warren Hayes (Glen Wilder) has been infiltrated into John Lawton (Harold J Stone)'s criminal empire, where Lawton's right-hand man Carl Deetrich (Jason Evers, right, with Jim) and his business manager, Henry Matula (Tom Bosley) are bitter rivals. The IMF have to preserve Wilder's cover and make sure he doesn't meet the same fate as another agent, who was blinded in the line of duty. Jim plays a blind agent, Barney is a mobster, Casey runs a boarding house and Willy drives a cab.
Written by Arthur Weiss; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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2 (F1) - Encore: An ageing hoodlum, Thomas Kroll (William Shatner, right, after being transformed into a young man) is artificially transported back to 1937 and the scene of his unsolved crime. The IMF have to reconstruct an entire neighbourhood as well as a man's face to try to get the necessary evidence to close the case. Jim and Barney are cops, IMF agent Bill Fisher (Paul Mantee) becomes a gangster, with Casey as his girlfriend, and Doug is a murder victim. This is Sam Elliott's last appearance as Doug.
Written by Harold Livingston; Director Paul Krasny.

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3 (F7) - The Tram: Vic Hatcher (Victor French) and Johnny Thorne (Felice Orlandi), leaders of two underworld factions, call a top-level meeting at a ski resort to set up a financial holding company capable of creating chaos within the national economy. The only access is via a cable car, which the criminals control. The IMF must stop the company being formed, and find out the number of a Swiss bank account where a large amount of gang money is being held. Jim and Barney are mobsters, Willy is a repair man and Casey is a kidnapper.
Story by Paul Playdon, Teleplay by James L Henderson & Sam Roeca; Director Paul Krasny.
The tramway scenes were filmed at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - see www.pstramway.com

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4 (F6) - Mindbend: Psychopathic genius Doctor Thomas Burke (Leonard Frey) has been brainwashing underworld fugitives to commit murders for mobster Alex Pierson (Donald Moffat). The IMF have to stop the murders and put the men out of business. Barney (right) becomes a petty hood.
Written by James D Buchanan & Ronald Austin; Director Marvin Chomsky.

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5 (F9) - Shape-up: Syndicate boss Frank Delaney (Gerald S O'Laughlin, right, with Syndicate chief Mr C, Robert Mandan) extorts payment for all goods passing through the docks. The IMF have to get the evidence needed to stop this. Barney is a dock worker, Jim is a ship's captain, and Casey pretends to be the daughter of one of Delaney's victims.
Written by Ed Adamson & Norman Katkov; Director Paul Krasny.

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6 (F5) - The Miracle: Only Alvin Taynor (Ronald Feinberg) and Frank Kearney (Joe Don Baker, right) know where $8 million dollars worth of heroin is going to be landed. The IMF must intercept the heroin and get the two men. Jim becomes a mobster, Willy is a gunman, Barney is a surgeon and Casey becomes Kearney's girlfriend.
Written by Dan Ullman; Director Leonard J Horn.

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7 (F8) - Encounter: Frank Brady (Val Avery) and Martin Stoner (Lawrence Dane) have been using terror to coerce businessmen into partnerships with the underworld, and the IMF must stop them. Jim runs an encounter group, Casey disguises herself as Stoner's wife Lois (Elizabeth Ashley, right), and Willy signs on with Brady as a saboteur.
Written by Howard Berk; Director Barry Crane.

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8 (F10) - Underwater: George Berlinger (Fritz Weaver) is having Frederick Hoffman (Jeremy Slate) tortured to try to discover the whereabouts of $75 million worth of diamonds. The IMF must recover the diamonds, and put Hoffman out of business. Barney poses as a criminal, Casey shows off a diamond and Jim goes scuba diving (right).
Written by Arthur Weiss; Director Sutton Roley.

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9 (F13) - Invasion: Whitmore Channing (Kevin McCarthy, right) has stolen top secret information which could set up a possible nuclear invasion of the United States. He has dropped it at an unknown destination and an enemy agent is to pick it up at 5:00 pm on a certain day. It is the job of the IMF to intercept the enemy agent before he gets the information. Barney becomes an airforce major, with Casey as his secretary, Jim is a tribunal chief and Willy fires a poisoned dart.
Written by James Henderson & Sam Roeca; Director Leslie H Martinson.

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10 (F15) - Blues: Stu Gorman (William Windom, right) is a crooked music industry boss whom the IMF have to put out of business. Barney becomes a singer (with a song, Judy's Gone Now, written by Benny Golson and Greg Morris himself), Willy plants a bomb and Casey impersonates a dead singer.
Story by Howard Berk & Orville H Hampton, Teleplay by Howard Berk; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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11 (F11) - The Visitors: A publishing tycoon, Edward Grainger (Steve Forrest, right with Casey), makes a deal with an underworld syndicate which gives them a powerful influence over state politics. The IMF have to make sure the voters know the truth about him, and take advantage of the tycoon's fascination for UFOs and eternal life, arranging for a visit from "outer space". Barney is a chauffeur, and Jim and Casey are futuristic doctors. The screen shot shows Grainger, on the right, talking to journalist Ralph Robertson (Gene Tyburn).
Written by Harold Livingston; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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12 (F16) - Nerves: A cannister of TX-222, a deadly nerve gas, has been hijacked by Wendell Hoyes (Christopher George). He threatens to release it if his brother Caymen (Paul Stevens) isn't let out of prison. The IMF must stop him. Casey plays a convict and Jim is a prison official
Story by Henry Sharp, Teleplay by Henry Sharp & Carrie Bateson; Director Barry Crane.
Christopher George was Lynda Day George's real-life husband.

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13 (F4) - Run for the Money: Frank Mason (Herbert Edelman) has modernised the Syndicate's gambling interests, while his colleague Edward Trask (Richard Jaeckel) has been making sure they have no competition. The IMF is charged with breaking up the alliance between the two men. Jim has a racehorse which Casey wants to buy (right).
Written by Edward J Lakso; Director Marvin Chomsky.

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14 (F12) - The Connection: The IMF have to find heroin supplier Reese Dolan's (Anthony Zerbe) source of raw opium, and find enough evidence to convict him. Jim and Barney pretend to be employees of French underworld boss Casey (right, with Jim), and Willy becomes a heroin supplier.
Story by Edward Lakso, Teleplay by Edward Lakso & Ken Pettus; Director Barry Crane.

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15 (F3) - The Bride: Ex-killer Joe Corvin (James Gregory, right) is funnelling tens of millions of dollars from underworld sources out of the country. The IMF must put him out of business. Casey becomes a mail-order bride, Jim is a smuggler, and Barney steals some money.
Written by Jackson Gillis; Director John Llewelyn Moxey.

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16 (F18) - Stone Pillow: Larry Edison (Bradford Dillman, right, in a cell with Jim), an imprisoned former private detective, is blackmailing a powerful crime chief, Vincent Vochek (Robert Ellenstein), with a spool of film linking him to a murder. The IMF have to get the film. Jim becomes Edison's cell-mate, Barney acts as the prison governor and Casey is a psychiatrist.
Written by Howard Browne; Director Leslie H Martinson.

Llwyd's site at http://llwyd.tripod.com/dismi/mipillow.htm has details of how Casey's disguise was done in this episode.

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17 (F14) - Image: Vice boss Emil Gadsen (George Voskovec) is about to flee the country, taking a list of corrupt public officials with him. The IMF must get the list and put Gadsen, and the new boss Thor Coffin (Warren Stevens), out of business. Willy steals some stamps, Jim tries to sell them, Barney is a psychic and Casey (right) is from “the old country”.
Written by Sam Roeca & James Henderson; Director Don McDougall.

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18 (F17) - Committed: Underworld boss Leon Chandler (Bert Freed) is on trial for murder, but he has the state lieutenant governor in his pocket, and he will provide an alibi. The IMF have to ensure that Nora Dawson (Susan Howard), a vital witness, testifies in court. Casey (right) is a mentally-disturbed woman, with Jim as her uncle, and Barney rigs a steam gauge.
Story by Laurence Heath, Teleplay by Arthur Weiss; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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19 (F20) - Bag Woman: The IMF have to find out the identity of a corrupt senior political figure, only known by the code name C6 (John Lasell). Barney and Casey become Syndicate employees.
Written by Ed Adamson & Norman Katkov; Director Paul Krasny.

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20 (F19) - Double Dead: Loan sharks Ollie Shanks (Paul Koslo) and Rudy Blake (Lou Antonio) are about to transfer $10 million from Hawaii to the mainland. The IMF have to get the money and put the loan sharks out of business. Willy robs a safe, Casey becomes Shanks' girlfriend, and Jim and Barney become Syndicate men.
Story by Jackson Gillis, Teleplay by Jackson Gillis & Laurence Heath; Director Barry Crane.

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21 (F21) - Casino: Orin Kerr (Jack Cassidy, right) controls a popular resort city for the Syndicate. The IMF have to get evidence of Syndicate involvement so that the state legislature will pass a bill enabling law enforcement agencies to clean up the city. Barney becomes a Caribbean gangster, Casey passes dud cheques, Jim is a criminal mastermind and Willy is a crooked blackjack dealer.
Written by Walter Brough & Berk; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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22 (F22) - Trapped: Joe, Arther and Doug Stafford (Tom Tully, Jon Cypher and Bert Convy) have stolen an $8 million army payroll, and the IMF have to recover it. Jim and Barney become gangsters, Casey is a nightclub singer, and Willy is a hit man.
Story by Rick Husky, Teleplay by Sam Roeca & James Henderson; Director Leslie H Martinson.

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