Mission: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 9

A Spool There Was

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 1966 on CBS
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A Spool There Was
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Rollin and Cinnamon go it alone to recover a reel of recording wire containing information on a chemical warfare project aimed at the U.S. The courier carrying it was killed by the enemy, and the wire is missing. Rollin must recreate the agent's last minute to figure out under pressure where the agent hid the vital information.moreless

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  • A Favorite First Season Episode

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    Interesting episode. Nothing is really figured out ahead of time. It's up to Rollin and Cinnamon to work on instinct to find a lost spool of wire, containing important information. This is also the only episode where Cinnamon and Rollin get to go off and do a mission on their own. They are very appealing, playing reunited lovers, and the "up" ending is exciting and, thanks to the actors, satisfying.
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Daniel Briggs

Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Martin Landau's stunt double during the fight with Sudow in the warehouse definitely doesn't look like Landau, being broader across the shoulder. At least a couple of front shots definitely reveal his face isn't much like Landau's.

    • Trivia: Barney is mentioned briefly in the opening briefing as having prepared Cinnamon's special cameras, but doesn't appear.

    • Trivia: Dan's briefing is on a record that dissolves after sixty seconds' exposure to the air. The photos are in developer trays that become visible after exposed to the darkroom red light.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dan: Think, and Rollin, don't limit your thinking. He didn't. This plan is designed to get you into the same kind of spot under the same kind of pressure. And hope inspiration hits.
      Rollin: And not bullets.

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