Mission Impossible (1966) s02e10 Episode Script

Charity

Good morning, Mr.
Phelps.
The man you're looking at is Erik Hagar who for years has collected vast sums of money supposedly for charity, most of which he keeps for himself.
He steals from the sick, the hungry, the destitute.
Hagar's partner in these despicable activities is his wife, Catherine.
The latest fraud of the Hagars is the collection of a million dollars which is supposed to build a new hospital wing.
To get this money, the Hagars have invited a group of millionaires to spend the weekend on the estate in Montaigne on the French/Italian border.
The mission, should you decide to accept it, is to recover the millions which Hagar and his wife have stolen from the needy and put a stop to their charity racket for good.
As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.
This recording will self-destruct in ten seconds.
Good luck, Jim.
Good, good, good.
I see you've been studying the lady.
Irene Baldwin, one of the richest women in the world, worth over $50 million.
Hates publicity, hasn't been seen publicly in many years, confined to a wheelchair since an airplane accident in 1961.
Doesn't a woman in need of a wheelchair need someone to help her around? Not this lady.
She's very independent and likes to take care of herself.
- I see.
- She's also a great believer in charity.
When she thinks the cause is worthwhile.
Well, Hagar will do his best to convince her that his charity is.
And he's darn good at it.
He's already managed to steal nearly $2 million.
But he can't bank it because somebody might ask questions.
So he's converted it to platinum, keeps it hidden in his house.
- Yeah, in the base of a pool table.
- That's right.
Can you handle it? Well, Jim, that much platinum weighs over half a ton.
- We'll need a little time.
- Well, you'll have time.
Willy, is your end set? I've got a garage lined up and I can work out a way for the car to take the extra weight.
Okay.
What about the lights? All we have to do is plug this into any electrical outlet in the house.
You check out Hagar? Yeah.
A heavy smoker and a devotee of the afternoon nap, a habit he picked up in his native Vienna.
- Then you're all set? - Right.
What about Mrs.
Hagar? Well, she spends her spare time cultivating orchids and other things.
- Then you're all set.
- Right.
So I think we can pick up our platinum and go.
Where is it? Two million dollars worth.
$1,220,000.
That's what the new ophthalmic wing will cost.
And I expect to raise it right here, this weekend, from you.
Oh, I know some of you are thinking: "I've already given enough to Erik Hagar's charities this year.
" And you are right.
I agree with you.
You have.
That's why I don't want you to give me another penny.
Whatever you give this weekend, I want you to give to this little child.
Hello, Rene.
- Hello, Mr.
Hagar.
- Come here, please.
I would like you to meet some very nice people, people who don't know what it's like not to be able to see.
Now, this is Mrs.
Beruch.
Hello, Rene.
Why is she crying, Mr.
Hagar? Bringing in that little girl was a stroke of genius.
This weekend will be even more profitable than we imagined.
I'm so glad, Erik, if only because the prospect of all that money makes you so passionate.
You actually touched me.
You really did.
Catherine, I warn you not Excuse me, sir, Miss Baldwin has arrived.
Erik.
I know you will find her millions irresistible, but just remember, we're partners.
Don't try to go into business for yourself.
Come on.
- Miss Baldwin, so - Erik, the car.
- Do you know whose car that is? - Mine, unfortunately.
I'm Erik Hagar.
This is my wife, Catherine.
- How do you do? - I'm terribly sorry.
Oh, please don't trouble yourself.
It really doesn't matter.
Oh, it does matter, and I shall have it repaired immediately.
William.
The brakes must have slipped.
Take Mr.
Hagar's car into the village and have it made right.
- Yes, ma'am.
May I? - The keys are in the car.
May I say how very happy we are to have you here, Miss Baldwin.
It is nice to be here.
I've heard a great deal about you two and the work that you're doing.
Well, I hope all the reports were favourable.
That's why I'm here, to see for myself.
Well, first, let us get you comfortably settled.
- May I? - Oh, will you excuse me? - I see one of our guests arriving.
- Certainly.
- Hello.
- Good morning.
- I'm Catherine Hagar.
- Dr.
Cornell, Richard Cornell.
- How do you do? - How do you do? I'm delighted that you could come.
I know, just so I could be especially kind to your favourite charity.
Well, the way your book stays on the bestseller list, you can afford to be.
- Incidentally, I liked it.
- Thank you.
The human animal is an interesting creature.
Especially the female of the species.
You're much younger than I had imagined.
Oh, do people think of psychiatrists automatically as elderly gentlemen? - I hope you're not disappointed.
- On the contrary.
Shall we go in? - Lovely room.
- I'm happy you are pleased.
We'll do our best to make you feel comfortable.
Thank you.
As a matter of fact, the entire house seems quite lovely.
It was originally built by the Duc de Montedesque.
The foundation purchased it from the estate some 11 years ago.
- You and Mrs.
Hagar live here now? - Yes.
And the foundation pays you a salary? Yes.
Tell me about the hospital wing you plan to build.
This has all the details.
Mr.
Hagar, I am a very wealthy woman.
Not a day passes that I don't receive at least 20 requests, all of which appear to be from very worthwhile organizations.
Tell me, why should I support your cause? Because I believe in mine.
Because to me, there is no greater gift than sight to a blind child.
I understood you'd given up private practice and were devoting yourself entirely to research.
Well, that's what I thought when I finished my book, but I still seem to have an office full of patients.
I thought you were against the office approach to psychiatry and that you felt only the clinic atmosphere produced meaningful results.
You're right, of course, but I never expected that a lady as lovely as you would have read my book so carefully.
Isn't that the flatter game, number 41 in your book? Or is it 48? - I forget the number, 41, 48.
- It's neither.
Dr.
Cornell's book doesn't deal in psychological games.
Who are you? I'm going to call the police.
Calling the police would be a mistake, Mrs.
Hagar.
If you give me a chance, I can explain.
- Well? - You're right, I'm not Dr.
Cornell.
- Who are you? - My real name is George Hallaway.
And what are you doing here? Your Your husband hired me to come here as Dr.
Cornell.
I was supposed to keep you occupied over the weekend.
Why? Did he say? Well, I gathered so he could spend more time with one of the guests.
I'm sorry, Mrs.
Hagar, I needed the job.
Well, I must admit Erik showed good taste.
- What are you doing? - I'm leaving.
When your husband finds out you know, he'll fire me anyway.
How much did he pay you? Three hundred dollars.
Then why should he find out? Stay and earn your money.
Play the five ball in the side pocket.
Like to bet on a game, Erik? Only if it's for charity.
What sort of bet did you have in mind? Well, I have your cheque for the new hospital wing.
If you win, I'll tear up the cheque.
- If you lose, you will double it.
- You're on.
- Rack them up.
- Yes, sir.
Oh, something must have gone wrong with the electrical power.
Afraid we'll have to postpone our game, my friend.
You don't get away that easily, Erik.
There's enough light.
- Sir, all the power in the house is out.
- Well, call an electrician immediately.
Miss Baldwin, would you be good enough to keep the score? It would be my pleasure.
Now, Henri, since you are the guest, I will break.
Hello? Yes, this is Marchand Electric.
Yes, we can fix that.
We will send two men over right away.
Fine.
Thank you.
- Marchand Electric.
- All clear here.
We're on our way.
Let's go.
- Start heating the oven.
- It'll be ready.
You know, it's something new.
Separate endowments of $1,500 enable us to send plants to a hospital ward regularly so that no patient need ever be without flowers.
How nice.
Most people don't realise how much they help the patient's morale.
Doctor, I'm sure you've had many cases where they've actually speeded recovery.
- Yes, yes.
- How very interesting.
They're of most importance, you know, to charity patients, to the ones that are alone, that have no family, the patient that's forgotten.
- Well, I think - I'll tell you what, Mrs.
Beruch.
If you'll buy three endowments, I'll buy three.
That'll take care of six wards for a whole year.
All right.
All right, if a doctor thinks that flowers are that important, who am I to argue? Thank you.
Thank you very much.
And thank you.
- I need one ball to win, right? - That's right.
This shot could cost your charity drive a great deal of money, Erik.
But you haven't got a shot, Henri.
What about the seven ball in the corner pocket? How many do I need to win, Miss Baldwin? Five.
Now, if I can clear the table, the game is mine.
If you can clear the table.
The main fuse box and connections are over there.
Thank you.
And the six ball in the same corner.
Pool table's right about here.
- The children will be very grateful.
- I'm sure they will.
Well, I hope you're all feeling hungry because lunch is being served right now.
- Good.
- Would you like to follow me? There's nothing you won't do to have that hospital wing built, is there? Nothing within reason.
How much do you think you will raise this weekend? Oh, if I'm lucky, perhaps couple of hundred thousand dollars.
Perhaps I will help your luck.
I will match every dollar you raise.
I'm worth millions, Mr.
Hagar, but nothing can get me out of this chair.
- You will get your new hospital wing.
- I don't know what to say.
Say nothing.
Take me in to lunch.
- Okay, the room's empty.
- Good.
He'll be taking his nap right after lunch.
I better get up there.
One wrong move and you're dead.
Take off your tie.
Your tie, take it off.
Remove your shoes.
Look, if this is a robbery, my wallet is in my jacket.
Lie back on the bed.
All the way.
What are you doing? Making sure the room is airtight, my friend.
What are you doing? You must be insane.
No, no, no, Mr.
Hagar, let it burn.
But you've got to put it out or we'll all suffocate - We'll suffocate in here.
- Suffocate? I won't.
No.
Now, just relax, Mr.
Hagar.
Take a couple of deep breaths.
It's a lot easier if you don't fight it.
No, you can't do this.
- Why? Why are you doing this to me? - For money.
Why else? Money? Who hired you? - Who do you think, Mr.
Hagar? - I don't know.
- Your wife, who else? - My wife? Easy, Mr.
Hagar.
Just relax.
You see, we have to make this whole affair look like an accident.
Look, I have money, a lot of it.
I'll pay you.
- How much? - Anything, just name it.
- Your wife is paying me 15,000.
- I'll give you 25,000.
What am I supposed to do about Mrs.
Hagar? Kill her.
Kill her in my place.
I'll give you $50,000.
My wallet.
I'll give you the rest when the job is done.
All right, Mr.
Hagar, you've got a deal.
We'll be seeing each other again very soon, Mr.
Hagar.
Interesting game.
Yes, it is, the way Erik plays it.
I'm afraid I need a lot of practice.
Do you think it's possible I could learn? Of course.
You rest the cue on the rail like that, then you slide it between your fingers like this.
Now, aim at the cue ball.
Five ball in the top pocket.
- I'm terribly sorry.
- Oh, it's perfectly all right.
I'll go and change.
What's the matter? You look as if you've just lost your last friend.
I was just wondering whether I'd ever see you again after this weekend.
Well, maybe Erik will want me kept busy some other weekend, and I'll recommend you for the job.
- Thank you.
- Oh, come on, I'm sorry.
- I didn't mean it that way.
- Look, take this.
Give it back to your husband.
I didn't know I was gonna get this involved.
What's the matter with the door? - It's locked.
- It can't be locked.
- But it is.
- Well, the lock's on the inside.
Yes, but it's open.
What is this, somebody's idea of a joke? Listen.
What's that? It's gas.
The heater.
It's out.
- The handle's gone.
I can't turn it off.
- What are we going to do? We've got to get out of here.
- Are you all right? - Yes.
Yes, I think so.
Where's the tank that supplies that heater? Oh, well, around there.
I wonder where your husband's been for the last ten minutes.
- What do you mean? - Here.
Somebody put this in the door and fooled around with the gas.
I don't believe it.
Why? Don't tell me you haven't noticed the way he's been acting around Irene Baldwin.
He has 50-million reasons for getting rid of you.
No.
No.
I don't believe it.
I'm sorry, if you did, you might have a chance.
- I'm getting out of here.
- No, George, wait.
Leave him.
Let her have him.
Come away with me now, Catherine, please.
What about the money? I can't leave a fortune.
What fortune? I thought you worked for a foundation.
There is no foundation.
It's Erik and me.
Well, then take your half of the money and get out.
Otherwise, he'll kill you, I know it.
- Will you help me? - I'll do anything for you.
All right.
Come with me.
- What is it? - Platinum.
Isn't it beautiful? And we're going to take it all with us.
There's only one problem: How do we get it out of the country? I've got a way.
I'm Dr.
Cornell this weekend, remember? - And doctors get preferred treatment.
- Paul, have you seen Mrs.
Hagar? No, sir.
Perhaps she's in the game room.
Mr.
Hagar.
- May I speak with you a moment? - But of course.
My donation, I would like it to be anonymous.
I don't want the others to know.
I understand perfectly.
It shall be our little secret.
Catherine, cocktails in one half hour.
Aren't you going to change? I was just coming, Erik.
Dr.
Cornell, we haven't had much time together, I'm sorry to say.
Yes, I'm sorry too.
He's been well looked after, I assure you.
I'd better change, myself.
Excuse me.
Well? Well? You find the doctor amusing? How are you getting along with Miss Baldwin? Much better than I expected.
You'd really like that 50 million all to yourself, wouldn't you? No, my dear.
Don't you remember? We're partners.
That does it.
Mr.
Hagar now owns the world's most-expensive car.
Yes? I've returned Mr.
Hagar's automobile.
It's been repaired.
Thank you.
Mr.
Hagar.
Excuse me.
Yes, Miss Baldwin? How much have you collected so far? Exactly $420,000.
My cheque will be 500,000.
Thank you.
- Mr.
Hagar.
- Not now.
There is a gentleman here who insists he must see you immediately.
- Tell him I can't leave my guests.
- I did, sir.
- But he insist you want to see him.
- Excuse me.
We better get started.
Get in the car.
The doctor your wife has been spending so much time with, I saw her open the table for him.
He must be the reason she wanted me to get rid of you, yes? They've got to be stopped.
Here, do it yourself.
You better hurry.
Dr.
Richard Cornell.
I have an emergency across the border.
- Will you open the trunk, please? - I told you, I have an emergency.
I'm sorry, doctor, we will make this as fast as we can.
All right, doctor, go ahead.
- How'd you manage that? - Not now.
What are you doing? Why have we turned around? Something I have to check.
I'm in a great hurry.
Can't you speed it up, please? You may go.
Look out! Why don't you watch where you're going? I am sorry, seƱor.
I hope there's not much damage.
I don't care about the damage.
I've got to get through.
I did not hit you hard enough to do this much damage.
This metal is soft as butter.
What are you talking about? I told you, I was in a hurry.
- Is this your vehicle? - Of course it's my vehicle.
- Then you are under arrest.
- What for? For attempting to smuggle platinum out of the country.
Platinum? What are you talking about? I don't understand this.
- What are you doing? - They're arresting him.
You can't arrest me.
I have rights in this country.
Let me go.
I'll get you for this.
They caught him trying to smuggle platinum out of the country.
But that's not possible.
We have the platinum in the trunk.
I believed you.
Those little blind children believed you.
What sort of jail sentence do you think the Hagars are going to get? - About ten years on each count.
- If the judge is charitable.