Mission: Impossible: Season 3, Episode 7

The Elixir (24 Nov. 1968)

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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 »

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Riva Santel
Morgan Sterne ...
Raoul Lenz
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Dr. Paul van Bergner
Ivor Barry ...
Deputy Premier Tomas Avilla
Richard Angarola ...
Colonel Diaz
Arthur Eisner ...
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Cosmo Sardo ...
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Marco López ...
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Irene Kelly ...
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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 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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An overhead camera shot of the limo used to take Cinnamon (disguised as Riva Santel) out of the country reveals the limo park up high on an embankment, as Phelps approaches on a motorcycle. In the next shot, as Phelps gets closer, the limo is actually parked on a flat spot just off of the road. Various other camera shots of the limo show it in other positions reverting back in forth from it being parked up high to low. See more »

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Person on Tape: Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The woman you're looking at is Riva Santel, widow of the last President of San Cordova. Riva has always been the active power behind the throne and she arranged to make herself the focus of an intense personality cult. The people of San Cordova have been systematically propagandized into revering her face and name. In 22 hours, this man, Deputy Premier Tomas Avilla, plans to announce free elections. However, Riva plans to make a televised speech in which she will ...
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