The dying leader of a European nation has a protégé ready to assume power. What the leader doesn't know is his protégé has plans to crack down on liberty and execute his enemies. Briggs, in...
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The dying leader of a European nation has a protégé ready to assume power. What the leader doesn't know is his protégé has plans to crack down on liberty and execute his enemies. Briggs, in addition to his normal IMF operatives, enlists the help of a physician and an Academy Award-winning art director, as part of his plan. Eventually, the IMF runs an elaborate con, including a phony train ride, aimed at causing the protégé to show his true intentions. Written by
According to episode director Ralph Senensky on his official website "Ralph's Cinema Trek," this segment was submitted for Emmy consideration in 1967 and won the award for Outstanding Dramatic Series that year. See more »
Upon arriving at the train yard, Rollin says that the overnight express will be leaving just before dark, at 5:32. Later, when the train actually does depart, the light is clearly that of midday, and subsequent scenes (including those in the projections) remain midday until the train has been moving for quite some time. See more »
Person on Tape:
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Good morning, Mr. Briggs. The man you're looking at is Ferenc Larya, the Prime Minister of Svardia, who has long fought to establish democracy and freedom for his people. Larya is now gravely ill and hasn't long to live. He has groomed Deputy Premier Pavel to succeed him and carry on his policies. We know, however, that once in power, Pavel would set up a dictatorship and then purge the country of all opposition. But Larya will not hear anything against Pavel. The ...
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Another Series that l rarely saw in the past that was very famous at the time,but although the success no one took so seriously or gave a proper respect after saw so hard missions got so easiness ends....like in this episode...they go inside the country taking a Prime Minister to make a hard surgeon at Berna without leaving the country on a fake train, it's sound so absurd and unbelievable either ...come on it's not science fiction it's a hard mission to believe that's possible,instead l find it funny...in fact Martin Landau & Co are comics!!!
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