Mission: Impossible: Season 3, Episode 9

The Play (8 Dec. 1968)

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Milos Kuro, the Minister of Culture of the UCR, a country behind the Iron Curtain, bombards his country with anti-American propaganda, hoping to undermine the pro-Western Premier Leon Vados... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Milos Kuro
Vitol Enzor
John McLiam ...
Anton Usakos
Barry Atwater ...
Premier Leon Vados
Charles Maxwell ...
Jason Wingreen ...
Clete Roberts ...
Ed McCready ...
Socrates Ballis ...
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Willy Armitage (credit only)


Milos Kuro, the Minister of Culture of the UCR, a country behind the Iron Curtain, bombards his country with anti-American propaganda, hoping to undermine the pro-Western Premier Leon Vados. The IMF tries to discredit Kuro by enticing him with an anti-American play that they hope he will stage in his home country -- then using some classic IMF techniques to make a few carefully calculated changes to the text of the play. Written by aldanoli

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8 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Jerry Reed (not credited) plays the guard with the dog outside the theatre, when the truck pulls up to deliver the conference table. See more »


When Phelps helps the little girl up the slide there is a small potted tree in the scene. When he begins to climb the ladder to the roof, the tree has disappeared. See more »


Person on Tape: Good morning, Mr. Phelps. This man, Miklos Kuro, Minister of Culture and Director of the Theater of the UCR, has been bombarding his people with vicious, anti-American propaganda to discredit the UCR's Premier, Leon Vados. Considered a progressive behind the Iron Curtain, Vados is attempting to negotiate a non-aggression agreement behind his country and ours. Your mission is to stop Kuro before he destroys all hopes for peace between our two countries. As always, should you or any of your IM ...
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Familiar but very good.
26 July 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this episode we have a familiar plot idea--a nation where they have two leaders--one benign and more favorably disposed to the West and a jerk-face who will stop at nothing to ruin relations with the West (Kuro, played by the familiar TV baddie, John Colicos). The team's mission is to discredit Kuro and thus improve East-West cooperation. To do this, they concoct an amazingly complicated plan (what else?!) where the team is enlisted by Kuro to put on an anti- American play--though when the play actually is performed they have OTHER plans and it involves a nifty little device created by Barney (who else?!).

This is a very good episode--with the usual things that make the show enjoyable--gadgets, weird twists and a cool finale. Among the better episodes of season 3.

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