Information vital to the defense of the U.S. has fallen into the hands of an enemy power. With no hope of retrieving it, the IMF stages an elaborate plot to try to make the foreign country's diplomats believe that the information is true -- hoping that if they discover that the U.S. is behind this plan, this knowledge will ironically cause them to disbelieve the information. Written by
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The payoff money is given out in $1,000 bills. Assuming that the events are contemporaneous with the air date, this was about six months before all bills greater than $100 were withdrawn from circulation. This was done to foil counterfeiters and to make illegal transactions involving large sums of cash more difficult. See more
21 minutes into and on: The plot is apparently set in a fictional country in the Eastern Europe. In their head office, the background map on the right is the western part of Japan. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The day before yesterday, information pinpointing the locations of America's four missile control centers was stolen. A Major Barrett and several other enemy agents involved were arrested, but not before the information was delivered to this man, Valentin Yetkoff, military attaché at the Embassy in Washington. As usual, with vital information, it must be verified before it can be acted upon. Yetkoff has given that assignment to Roger Toland,...