Mission: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 20

The Legend

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 1967 on CBS
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The Legend
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An imprisoned member of the Nazi party, Herbert Raynor, is released from prison and is being flown (along with his daughter) to Puerto Huberra in South America, along with other Nazis. All of them are being flown there by an unknown benefactor. Dan and Cinnamon take the Raynors' place and discover that the heard of the new Nazi resurgence is... Martin Bormann!moreless

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  • To stop a revamped Nazi party from rising in Germany, Briggs and Cinammon go undercover.

    9.5
    One of the best episodes I've seen as I've worked my way through the Season 1 DVD set, "The Legend" may well be Steven Hill's finest hour on the show.



    We get to see Dan take on one of his largest roles in a mission, disguising himself as a Nazi scientist and infiltrating the cabal in South America. (On a related note, given Mr. Hill's Orthodox Judaism, one can imagine how difficult playing a loyal Nazi must have been for him!) He proves to be just as adept as Rollin in playing a character and fooling their adversaries. Rollin, of course, plays a role in the execution of the mission, but for the most part this is Dan's hour.



    The music in this episode is especially strong, particularly during the scenes with Rollin as "Boorman." It adds to the tension of the show, and the moments where Dan's cover is almost blown are even more suspenseful.



    This episode benefits from a strong villain, good roles for the team (except Willy) and it's the quintessential "Mission: Impossible" set-up; the villain causes his own downfall after being duped by the team. In this case, Rudd kills "Boorman" and meets his fate at the hands of the men he planned to lead against the world.moreless
  • Pure comedy

    8.5
    This episode of Mission Impossible was pretty good, though I must say i prefer season 2 onwards when Jim Phelps comes on board. Anyway, rather unusually for me this isn't a review as such. I'm more interested to find out if anyone else found the desperate pleas of Frederick Rudd (Gunnar Hellstrom) for his group of dissident Nazi friends to let him be their Fuhrer astoundingly funny (if you haven't seen it get the dvd, it's right at the end)? Pure humor. I'm not sure i've heard or seen acting like it in my life. From is contorted face racked with fear and naive hopefulness that his day's aren't numbered, to his voice screeching with a steady crescendo while morphing into one of the strangest accents i've ever heard, this was truly brilliant. It's only about 16 seconds long but boy has it provided me with many more hours of fun. Much to my girlfriends distress this classic TV moment is now being used as my alarm clock ring, so every morning i can remember how history was made.moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Daniel Briggs

Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Gunnar Hellstrom

Gunnar Hellstrom

Frederick Rudd

Guest Star

Gene Roth

Gene Roth

General von Cramm

Guest Star

Ben Wright

Ben Wright

Kleister

Guest Star

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