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The Treasure of C. Errol Madre 

After the payroll is stolen Max must get a map to a gold mine so they can get the money needed to start up CONTROL again.

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Don Diamond ...
Goldmouth
Natividad Vacío ...
Felicidad
Alberto Monte ...
Lopez
Andy Albin ...
Bartender
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Fred Slyter ...
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After the payroll is stolen Max must get a map to a gold mine so they can get the money needed to start up CONTROL again.

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The title is from the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) . See more »

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In the final shot of the mass of agents spilling out of the Chief's elevator office, two pieces of electronic equipment mysteriously appear on the left-hand side of his desk. See more »

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Chief: This may be the break we've been waiting for. I asked the CIA and FBI if they'd share some of their federal funds with us.
[reads note]
Maxwell Smart: It's a waste of time, Chief, you know what they'll tell you to do.
Chief: I have to go to the city morgue right away.
Maxwell Smart: See?
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Spoofs The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Jokes? We don't Need no stinkin' jokes.
1 February 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The first half of this episode is alive and inspired. The second half can only be described as disappointing.

KAOS has been knocking over CONTROL armored cars, so Larabee and Smart have been assigned to make sure this one goes through. It doesn't.

When Max returns to CONTROL, he goes into the phone booth at CONTROL headquarters (one of the rare times we see him in the famed phone booth seen in the opening titles) only to discover it isn't working. That's because CONTROL is out of money and has moved their operations into the elevator. There's a hilarious scene where the Chief gathers all the CONTROL agents in the elevator for a meeting (except Larabee, whose office is on TOP of the elevator) including Adams' brother Dick Yarmy as Foster. CONTROL's only hope appears to be to convince old time prospector C. Errol Madre ("Highway Patrol" star Broderick Crawford) that Max is really his old pal, who's been in jail for 15 years. Max of course is a dead ringer for the man and it gives him a chance to whip out his Humphrey Bogart impression again.

Unfortunately, the inspiration pretty much ends there. Other than a good meeting scene, Crawford is given nothing to do and the way he is ultimately dispatched by the Mexican banditos led by Goldmouth (Don Diamond) is a real letdown. There's also a lot of padding in this section, including traveling shots of 86 and Madre traveling with a burro that are reused. While its always a pleasure seeing Adams drag out his Bogart and nice to see him given a Oscar winning guest star, its just too bad they didn't do more with this opportunity.


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