Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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Riva Santel is the center of a national personality cult. She plans to suspend the upcoming elections and rule as a dictator. Craving eternal beauty even more than power, the IMF lead ... See full summary »

Director:

John Florea

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), Max Hodge
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand
Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Ruth Roman ... Riva Santel
Morgan Sterne Morgan Sterne ... Raoul Lenz
George Gaynes ... Dr. Paul van Bergner
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Deputy Premier Tomas Avilla
Richard Angarola ... Colonel Diaz
Arthur Eisner Arthur Eisner ... Salesman
Cosmo Sardo ... Official
Marco Lopez Marco Lopez ... Cameraman
Charlie Picerni ... Border Guard
Irene Kelly Irene Kelly ... The Young Riva
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Storyline

Riva Santel is the center of a national personality cult. She plans to suspend the upcoming elections and rule as a dictator. Craving eternal beauty even more than power, the IMF lead Santel to believe that Cinnamon is actually a woman in her late 60s. While Santel is preoccupied with the IMF rejuvenation procedure, Barney and Willy edit her national speech into a farewell address. In the end, an extremely youthful looking Riva Santel is kicked out of her own home by security personnel who don't recognize her. Written by eem

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ivor Barry guest starred on an episode of Punky Brewster (1984); Punky Brewster: The Nun's Story (1988). George Gaynes was series' co-star. See more »

Goofs

When the doctored video tape was played, the cuts and splices in the tape would have been obvious - Riva Santel's head would have jumped from one position to the next, and there would have been an obvious jump in the picture. Video tape cannot be edited that cleanly. See more »

Quotes

Cinnamon Carter: Señora Santel; I do owe you an apology
Riva Santel: Oh, no - call me 'Riva'. Even the children call me that.
Cinnamon Carter: OK, Riva, then you do forgive me. It was foolish of me to even suggest...
Riva Santel: Please; do not apologise. It is I who should apologise to you. After all, this is your profession, and I should accept your, erm... advice.
Cinnamon Carter: I have known so many fantastic people in the theatre, and learned such marvelous tricks.
Riva Santel: [Suprised] You've been in the theatre?
Cinnamon Carter: [Authoritatively] I've been in the theatre for me than fifty...
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