Behind the Iron Curtain, an ambitious general has imprisoned a Cardinal who is his nation's spiritual leader. The general has replaced the Cardinal with a double. All the monks and nuns at a monastery where the Cardinal is staying are really troopers commanded by the general. The plot calls for the double to make a televised speech endorsing a takeover by the general. Phelps & Co. must rescue the Cardinal. The IMF's plan includes Rollin impersonating another Cardinal and Phelps pretending to be a doctor. Written by
Did You Know?
In the episode "The Cardinal" Barney (Greg Morris
) uses a small white machine that extrudes a very long pipe. This is not a special effect. The "pipe" is a flat strip of spring steel which has been preformed into a tube. The strip is flattened and wound around a reel inside the machine. As it is unwound it forms itself into a tube. When retracted it is again flattened and wound on the reel. See more
During the "tape scene," the tape recorder that Phelps is playing first has a take-up reel that has much more tape than the left-hand reel that is still to play; then in two consecutive shots, there is as much or more tape on the first reel than on the take-up reel; then just before the tape "self destructs," the take-up reel again has more tape than the other reel. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you're looking at is General Casimir Zepke, who is plotting to make himself a dictator. Only one man stands between Zepke and absolute power - Stanislaus Cardinal Souchek, whose influence with the people has kept his country free. We have learned that Zepke imprisoned the Cardinal six weeks ago when he entered Zolnar Monastery for his annual retreat. Zepke intends to replace him with an exact double who will politically endorse Zepke...