Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The IMF must prevent a merger between Vic Hatcher (Victor French) and Johnny Thorne (Felice Orlandi), the leaders of two rival underworld factions. Should the merger go through, the economy of the United States will collapse. The two gangsters are holding their meeting at a ski resort, accessible only by cable car--one single, heavily guarded cable car. Filmed on location along the aerial tramway high above Palm Springs, California, "The Tram" was scripted by James L. Henderson and Sam Roeca, from a story by Paul Playdon. The episode first aired on October 2, 1971.