Mission Impossible (1966) s01e15 Episode Script

The Legacy

Good morning, Mr Briggs.
Since late in 1945, the Allied Command has been trying to track down Adolph Hitler's personal fortune.
Now it looks like we've finally gotten a break.
Four young men, sons of Hitler's most trusted officers, are gathering in Zurich, Switzerland.
We believe they have knowledge which will lead them to the Hitler treasure.
They plan to use it to launch the Fourth Reich.
We've been able to identify one of the young heirs.
His name is Paul Von Schneer.
He'll be coming to Zurich from Argentina.
Dan, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to get that money, believed to be over $300 million, before they do.
As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.
Please dispose of this recording in the usual manner.
Paul Von Schneer.
He's the only one we know.
What about the other three? We don't know any of them.
Neither do they.
- You mean, they don't know each other? - No.
They're going to meet for the first time in Zurich.
All we know is that once they get together, they'll be able to locate the Hitler treasure.
That's fine for them.
But how do we find out when they do? I think young Von Schneer may be able to help us.
- Paul Von Schneer? - Yes.
Swiss Federal Police.
Do you have a few minutes? What is this about? Just routine.
Will you come with me, please? But I have a very important business appointment.
Oh, then you're not entering the country as a tourist? Yes, I am.
Fine.
This will just take a few moments.
You are the son of General Kurt Von Schneer, Adolph Hitler's Vice Chief of Staff? - That is all past.
My father is dead.
- That has yet to be proved.
He remains on the list of wanted war criminals.
- Why did you come to Zurich? - I am on holiday.
Empty your pockets.
Sit down.
How long have you lived in Argentina? Over 20 years.
We came there when I was a small child.
- When was that? - 1945.
- You were how old? - Eight.
According to your passport this is your first trip out of Argentina.
Why did you pick Switzerland? I heard it was a very beautiful country.
You can save yourself a lot of unpleasantness - if you start telling the truth.
- I am telling the truth.
Don't try to be a hero.
We know why you're here.
We know all about the meeting.
If you know so much you need no information from me.
You know, Herr Von Schneer, your father and men like him taught us a great deal about convincing people to answer questions.
I have nothing to say.
I am here on holiday.
I know of no meeting.
Look for an address or anything that might tell us where the meeting is.
- Wasn't Hitler an astrology bug? - Right.
He always consulted the stars before making a move.
There are astrological symbols on the back of this.
My college roommate used to follow the stars.
- Can you read that? - I think so.
It's sort of a timetable.
Venus ascending into the house of Pisces.
The moon is in Taurus.
The sun enters Gemini.
Wait a minute.
That's today at noon.
It's a picture postcard that's never been mailed.
Let me see that.
Today at noon.
If that's when the meeting is, this has got to be where.
Maximilian's statue in Zurich Schloss.
All right, Herr Von Schneer.
You can go now.
But may I have my things please? The original Zurich Schloss was built by the 9th Count Von Annen in 1611, as a wedding present for his new bride, Marie Hapsderbrock.
The marriage was apparently a happy one as evidenced by the fact that the Countess bore and raised The statue of Maximilian that you see in the centre of the courtyard was commissioned and begun in 1626, but not completed until 1629.
The name of the sculptor which appeared at the base of the statue was defaced by marauding soldiers around the turn of the century and so has been lost to history.
The north wing of the Schloss I am reminded of the day 40 years ago when a few men, not unlike ourselves, came together in a Munich beer hall.
The flame they kindled at that meeting will burn again.
Gentlemen, I give you the Fourth Reich.
The Fourth Reich! You have all read this many times.
Yes, many times.
We shall write the sequel.
Now, as a child I was given numbers to memorise.
My part of the E Brown account number.
Each of you was also given numbers.
Tomorrow we shall present ourselves at the bank to claim the account.
But first, we put the numbers together.
You will now give me your numbers.
- Wolfe, you first.
- Excuse me.
I have no intention of giving my numbers to anyone except the bank officer.
I order you to give me your part of the number.
Oh, my dear Graff, proclaiming yourself our leader does not necessarily make it so.
My number shall remain a secret until we are in the bank.
Your numbers, Von Schneer.
You have 30 seconds.
You're a fool, Graff.
Five seconds.
You will not kill me because you cannot.
Not until you get my part of the bank account number.
So put the gun away and stop acting like a child.
We are four strangers.
Our strength lies in the fact that each of us needs something the other one has.
That is the way our Führer wanted it.
And that is the way it shall be.
Don't be idiotic, Von Schneer.
You know as well as I that the Swiss bank account will give us only part of the puzzle.
We shall still need each other after we have claimed the account.
My instructions are that I give my bank account number to no one but the bank officer and only at the bank.
We may not understand the reason for this but perhaps we were not meant to.
Discipline, my dear Graff.
Discipline.
For without it there would never have been a Third Reich and there will certainly not be a Fourth.
He's right, you know.
Whatever is in that account is just part of what he calls the puzzle.
Now they have the pieces and we don't.
I've got to have my part of the account number - tomorrow morning at that bank.
- We'll get you the number.
Cinnamon's giving a party tonight.
Black tie.
Be here.
Long distance, please.
Operator, I want to place a person to person call to Professor Franz Lubell.
I don't have the number but I think he can be reached at the psychological clinic of the University Hospital in Bern.
I'll wait.
Cinnamon, you've suddenly become royalty.
Madame.
Charles has my jewel case.
Would you please see that it is taken care of? Of course, Madame.
Lutz, will you take the gentleman to the vault, please? Will you follow me, please.
I am here because I have decided to move my household to Zurich.
I congratulate Zurich.
I want you to dispose of most of my other property.
Then I want you to find me a villa here.
I warn you, you will find me a most difficult client.
- Impossible.
- No? I demand a great deal of personal service.
This bank was founded on the principal that there is no service too great or too small for one of our depositors.
I want you to be my banker.
Would you please deposit this draft to my new account? $1 million.
Thank you, Madame.
And I'm quite certain that you will have no cause to regret your faith - in the Banco Zurich Swiss.
- I hope not.
I'm having a little musicale at my suite at the lmperial tonight.
- I would very much like you to be there.
- Thank you, Countess.
But I'm afraid I have a previous engagement.
I could not take "no" for an answer.
Had I known earlier But I very much wanted you to be my banker.
This appointment, is it so very important? Well, perhaps, if I could get away early.
Excellent.
10:00.
Black Tie.
Au revoir.
Oh, yes, here is someone you must meet.
Professor Lubell.
Herr Kuderlee.
- Nice to meet you.
- Professor, pleasure.
The professor makes me happy that I have problems.
My heart and my clinic are yours.
Oh, excuse me.
There is Bibbia, I must say hello.
Bibbia has promised to take me down the bob run at Saint Moritz this winter.
Oh, waiter.
- To our charming and beautiful hostess.
- Hear, hear.
Well, Professor, is your clinic here in Zurich? No, no, no.
I am here in Switzerland to attend a conference.
Oh, well, Switzerland is the home of conferences.
- It was in Geneva, of course.
- Oh, yes.
Yes, of course.
Where are you going? I believe the young lady called it a musicale.
I don't think so.
- You don't think what? - I don't think you are going.
- Oh, but I never disappoint a lady.
- This time you will.
I told you I have no intention of taking orders from you or anybody else.
I thought I made myself quite clear.
This afternoon you talked of discipline.
You don't really know the meaning of the word.
We came here to work, Von Schneer.
To plan, to draw the blueprint which will build a new Germany.
And you want to go to parties.
Don't worry, Graff.
Tomorrow morning I will be at the bank with you.
Now if you'll excuse me.
You aren't dedicated, are you, Von Schneer? I will help you to learn.
What is it? Von Schneer thought he was here for parties.
He understands better now.
It's remarkable how a taste for decadence can develop even in the finest of Aryan families.
Before we can stamp out the seeds of error in others, we must first cleanse our own stables.
Is that not right, Herr Von Schneer? To paraphrase the Führer, "Today myself, tomorrow the world.
" - A very nice vintage.
- Yes, quite dry.
Not too light.
I'll tell you a traitorous secret.
I prefer actually some American wines, but You must try to concentrate, Alfred.
You want to sleep and you will, but not now.
You must listen and hear me.
You will hear and understand all I am saying to you.
You are very sick, Alfred.
Maybe you are dying.
You have had a stroke.
You cannot move your left arm.
Try to move your left arm.
Your vision is getting cloudy.
It is very hard for you to see.
Your director is here, Alfred, for the number.
You must give the number of the E Brown account to your director.
Thyssen, my assistant, he and I both know it.
Thyssen is dead, Alfred.
We went to his funeral together.
Don't you remember? Thyssen dead? Yes, Alfred.
Dead.
Only you know the number now.
You must give it to me before - Before I die? - I'm sorry, Alfred.
Yes, Alfred.
Go on.
Very nice, Franz.
Thank you.
All right, Alfred.
Just relax.
Go to sleep.
Sleep.
And you will remember nothing.
Room 479, please.
Wait.
- Herr Von Schneer.
- Yes.
This is the long distance operator.
I have a call for you from Rio de Janeiro.
I don't want to talk.
I have nothing to say.
Operator, I don't want to receive this call.
Hello, Von Schneer? Mr Mendez, as I've told you before, you and I have nothing to say to each other.
I am not going back to Argentina and Maria and I will definitely not be married.
Do you understand? I understand only that you are a swine.
We have nothing more to say to each other.
Very good, Von Schneer.
I like the way you handle women.
Graff must be staying in his room with him.
- We'll have to wait until morning.
- Dan, that's cutting it pretty thin.
If Rollin walks into that bank without those numbers I know.
I know.
Clumsy fool! I'm sorry, sir.
There was a short in the button.
Thank you.
I'm sorry, it wasn't my fault.
Sit down, gentlemen.
Make yourselves comfortable.
- Well, how may I serve you? - We are here to claim an account.
- What is the name of the account? - E Brown.
And what is the number? Would you excuse me a moment, please? He didn't look as if we gave him the right number.
This is the account of E Brown.
The envelope has been opened.
The seal has been broken.
In 1946, the government of Switzerland ordered all numbered bank accounts examined, in order to make certain that no Nazi assets were being concealed in Swiss banks.
Since the E Brown account was arranged for by a German attorney, during the last days of the war, well, it was given special scrutiny.
However, since there are only the account was decided to be held in trust as ordered.
These are worthless.
A microdot? Your part of the map? And yours.
My watch! - My watch, it's gone.
- Where is it? It must be in my room.
- It's not there.
- I want that watch, Von Schneer.
I tell you I don't have it.
I want that watch.
- Where is it? - I don't know.
But I'll find out.
- Who are you calling? - The manager.
Hello, is this the manager? This is Herr Von Schneer in Room 479.
A watch has been stolen from my room.
A valuable watch.
I'm sorry, sir.
I'll be right there.
Rollin's got all the pieces to the puzzle.
- I am the manager.
You've had a theft? - Come in.
Thank you.
- Herr Von Schneer? - Right here.
My watch is missing.
A gold pocket watch.
- An heirloom, it was priceless.
- I'm terribly embarrassed.
I assure you that our staff is completely trustworthy.
I hope it will not be necessary to call the police.
- Perhaps if we check Lost and Found.
- All right.
Wait.
Wolfe, go with them.
- My watch.
I had it all the time.
- You fool! - Tie him up, then get the car.
- Right.
- Did you get it? - I got it.
Here and here.
That's as much of a map as they have as of now.
I've got the rest.
Intersect those names.
Those names are headstones.
They're going to give us our reference points.
The cemetery's about three miles out of town.
We'd better get a move on.
It won't take Graff long to put the pieces together even without this part of the map.
Cinnamon, we're going to need - Stall them somehow.
- Twenty minutes.
Yes, may I speak with the police, please.
What good is this to us unless we have Von Schneer's watch? Without those missing letters, we have no idea what this is.
I'm not so sure.
R-E-l-N-A-U.
Reineau.
Reineau? Reineau.
Reineau? Greineau.
Greineau is just outside the city.
Greineau Cemetery! Inspector Euler, Zurich Police.
There has been a theft? It is more likely that Herr Von Schneer has merely misplaced the article.
We shall see.
Your name, please? - I'm just a friend of Herr Von Schneer's.
- Of course.
Or else you would not be in his room.
What is your name, please? Then neither of you actually ever saw the watch? No, Inspector.
I am positive that Herr Von Schneer has lost it.
Probably outside the hotel.
In a café, perhaps.
I am sorry, Inspector.
But Herr Brucker and I must go.
We have a very important appointment.
I'm sorry for taking so much of your time.
Good day, gentlemen.
Where's Von Schneer? Braun.
Eva Braun.
Hitler's mistress.
That fits.
It fits.
The account of E Brown.
Eva Braun.
Barney, open it up.
I see.
Thank you.
The man who left with Von Schneer was not the manager.
Come on.
- What about Wolfe? - We can't wait.
Come on! Willy, Barney, Rollin.
Barney.
All right, let's check the walls.
- Anything? - Nothing over here.
All right, let's try outside.
Circle around the back! Cover me! Willy, stop him.
He's gonna kill him.
Get out of here, Graff.
Go on! Rollin! Look.
There's the Hitler treasure.
It wasn't in the crypt.
It is the crypt.
$300 million, in solid gold.
Well, so much for the Fourth Reich.