Mission: Impossible

Season 3 Episode 16

The Glass Cage

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 1969 on CBS
7.8
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The Glass Cage
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The leader of a resistance organization is being held and tortured in an escape-proof prison. Since escape is impossible, the IMF's plan is to get inside and trick the officers in charge into willingly handing over the leader.

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  • A member of the resistance is being held in an escape proof prison, and must be broken out. The I-M force does that by convincing the other side to just hand him over. This happens through clever planning and perfect execution.moreless

    8.8
    One of the more interesting shows in the series -- the plan is very clever and detailed, with many different actions necessary to bring it all together -- not quite as complex as a Dickens novel but getting there. Frank Burns (Larry Linville) as a young man is no. 2 in charge in the prison and speaks in a normal voice, not the high pitched whinny voice we've become accustomed to. Once again, the other side all speaks English in their prison, eliminating the need for the IMF group to be multi-ligual in countless languages. A nice mix of psychology and strategy wins the day and the IMF team leaves together at the end with the prisoner in hand.moreless
Peter Graves

Peter Graves

James Phelps

Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Peter Lupus

Peter Lupus

Willy Armitage

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Lloyd Bochner

Lloyd Bochner

Major Nicholas Zelinko

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Larry Linville

Larry Linville

Captain Gulka

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Richard Garland

Richard Garland

Anton Resiner

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