Cinnamon works to stop a munitions magnate who is supplying arms to neo-nazis. She reawakens memories of his late wife, who was murdered by Hitler.


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Episode credited cast:
Rollin Hand
Barney Collier (credit only)
Willy Armitage
Col. Markus von Frank (as Hans Gudegast)
Richard Morrison ...
Heinz (as Gregory Mullavy)
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Himself (archive footage)


The team has to stop a German who is being groomed to be another Hitler. They decide to get his biggest backer, a German industrialist who knew Hitler to turn on him. And part of their plan is to get the industrialist to relive his wife's death at the hands of Hitler. Written by

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10 December 1967 (USA)  »

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No in-universe reason is given but Barney Collier does not appear in this episode. See more »


At end of episode, Kelmann goes to foyer to call police and there is a purse on the round table. After Jim helps Cinnamon to her feet and they go back to Kelmann walking up the stairs, the purse is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is Colonel Marcus von Frank, who has led the recent resurgence of the neo-Nazis. Otto Kelmann, head of the largest munitions plant in all Europe, is preparing to turn over to von Frank complete control of his vast industrial empire. With such a huge financial base, there is no question that von Frank could become a second Adolph Hitler. Fanatically dedicated to the overthrow of democracy wherever it exists. Your ...
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Wiener Blut Waltz, Op.354
Composed by Johann Strauss
Merry-go-round music
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An embarrassing episode...and among the very worst of the series.
28 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love "Mission: Impossible" but I am not blind to bad episodes--and "Echo of Yesterday" is a very, very bad episode. It begins with the mission--and it's the third time the IM Force will fight a new Nazi party. However, oddly, a nice old man (Wilfrid Hyde-White--who is ridiculously cast) is bankrolling the new Fourth Reich. How can a nice person be a die-hard Nazi lover?! The plan is to convince the old guy that Hitler was bad! Wow...that's pretty dumb! Yet, even more odd is that the old guy's beloved wife was murdered by Hitler and he somehow forgot. So, after he's drugged, Rollin will impersonate old Adolph and convince the financier once and for all the Nazis are bad, um-kay.

As I said above, this particular show is embarrassing. Of COURSE Hitler WAS BAD--duh!!! A dumb plot, bad casting and the new Reich is becoming a tiresome subject.

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