Mission: Impossible : Live Bait (1969)

Genres - Spy Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Kellerman (Anthony Zerbe), chief of security in an Iron Curtain country, suspects that defector Orin Selby (John Crawford) is actually a double agent for the Americans. Having captured the only person who knows Selby's true identity, Kellerman holds the man in a booby-trapped cell in a state of perpetual torture. To protect Selby's cover, the IMF must discredit Kellerman and rescue his prisoner. A young A young Martin Sheen appears as Kellerman's nerdish aide Brocke, whose naivete--and affection for a duplicitous young woman named Stephanie (Diana Ewing)--plays right into the IMF's hands. First telecast on February 23, 1969, "Live Bait" was scripted by James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin and Michael Adams, from a story by Adams.