Mission: Impossible

Season 2 Episode 8

The Money Machine

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Oct 29, 1967 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Walter DuBruis, a crooked African financier, plans to use counterfeit money to pay off his debts, and the team plans to one-up him with their own counterfeit machine.

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  • New dog, same trick.

    Strikingly similar to "The Diamond" in Season 1, "The Money Machine" is still a strong episode, thanks largely to Brock Peters as the corrupt financier. Whenever the IMF had a genuine bad guy to take down, the plot is always more fun to watch, and Peters (forever immortalized as Tom Robinson in "To Kill a Mockingbird") is smug and slimy as the villain of the week.

    Once again, the team concocts a "machine" that will give the villain exactly what he wants...or so he thinks. I admit the mechanics of the printer are clever, and so is the ruse the team uses to bring down Peters' guard. It's not a bad show, but it is very reminiscent of the earlier episode.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

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the final scene where the members of the IM Force are leaving with the captured money paper in tow, the California license plate of the get-away truck is easily seen as are the CA plates of the parked cars, the episode takes place in the fictitious African nation of Ghalea.

    • In the scene where Walter Dubruis confronts Rollin Hand about the location of the money counterfeiting computer, Dubruis' aide, Anton Bouchet reads a newly arriving teletype message that has "companies" misspelled as "companys."

    • Trivia: The briefing tape recorder is a much smaller palm-sized model then usual, and Jim destroys it by tossing it into a garbage can where it explodes.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • DuBruis: As you know, Giroux, I am not without influence.
      Giroux: In this case, Mr. DuBruis, it may only get you a cell with a view.

  • NOTES (1)