The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 1

    The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Aired 4/5/83

  • S 4 : Ep 16

    The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2)

    Aired 1/15/68

  • S 4 : Ep 15

    The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (1)

    Aired 1/8/68

  • S 4 : Ep 14

    The Deep Six Affair

    Aired 12/25/67

  • S 4 : Ep 13

    The Maze Affair

    Aired 12/18/67

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Vaughn

    Napoleon Solo

  • David McCallum

    Illya Kuryakin

  • Leo G. Carroll

    Alexander Waverly

  • Ricardo Montalban

    Satine

  • Eddie Albert

    Brother Love

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  • Welcome to the complete The Man from U.N.C.L.E. guide at TV.com. This is the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Meet our top Enforcement Agents, Mr. Ilya Kuryakin and Mr. Napoleon Solo. For four seasons, their job was to stop evil organizations such as THRUSH in their plans and attempts for world domination.

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  • Quotes (60)

    • Waverly: Their idea was to prevent me from acting on some new information we just received. Here. You can have the information. Then THRUSH can try and kill you for awhile.

    • Napoleon: Now, uh, whatever happened to red lipsticks? You know, this is a fraud against men.
      Female Passenger: Why? Under the new lipsticks are the same old lips.
      Napoleon: Well, that's a comfort.

    • Reverend Anderson: All I can say to you is that the Bishop asked me to vouch for Mr. Solo. In all conscience, the best I can do is vouch for the Bishop.

    • Napoleon: As of now, you are Elaine Van Avery of Northridge, Oklahoma.
      Elaine May: Well, what's wrong with being just me?
      Napoleon: Well, because, it will help if you're a little more important than you.

    • Napoleon: Well, you musn't forget. I've told you about the organization we're dealing with. They kill people the way people kill flies. A careless flick of the wrist, a reflex action.

    • Napoleon: No no no no no. You see, you're--you're pushing when you should be guiding. Excuse me. You see, it's all in the right hand, like this, flat. Palm beneath your partner's right shoulder blade, arm rigid, and then when you turn, she follows. Thus. Oh, by the way, I'm cutting in.

    • Elaine May: Well, I do admire him and I don't believe all those terrible things you've told me about him. He just isn't like that.
      Napoleon: Elaine, if that blood you washed off my face doesn't impress you, then I would suggest that you go down to the river tomorrow and watch them fish out what's left of my car.

    • Napoleon: Are you afraid?
      Elaine May: Of course I'm afraid.
      Napoleon: But not of Vulcan. She's the one you're afraid of, isn't she? Look at how well she wears the clothes. The jewels. She mixes with important people. She enjoys meeting them. The excitement of a Washington party. But Elaine Donaldson has no place here, has she? You have to go home, back to being an ordinary housewife. You're afraid that when the time comes, you won't be able to walk away from what you see in that mirror.

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    Notes (45)

    • Solo was named by Ian Fleming, one of the consultants when this series was being planned, and he borrowed the name from a character (a gangster) of his James Bond novel Goldfinger. Luciana Paluzzi (Angela) was Fiona Volpe in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965). And in a very minor appearance (a pair of shots only), as a goon in the Vulcan facility who faces Solo, we see Richard Kiel (uncredited), later famous as deadly "Jaws" in James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1975) and Moonraker (1977).

    • Filmed: November 20-22, 26-27, 29, 1963; additional footage March 31, April 1-2, 1964.

    • Production # for feature version, To Trap a Spy, #6006.

    • Formerly "The Vulcan Files".

    • The movie is an edited and expanded version of the original pilot. Rumor has it that after viewing the pilot an executive said "Go ahead, but lose the guy with the K name." He meant Kuryakin (McCallum), but it was Will Kuluva who got the axe. The rest, as they say, is history.

    • The theatrical version is entitled To Trap A Spy. Leo G. Carrol plays U.N.C.L.E. Chief Mr. Waverly in the TV version but in the movie the character's name is changed to Mr. Allison and is played by Will Kuluva.

    • David McCallum doesn't appear in this episode, except for the standard opening sequence introduces in this episode.

    • Filmed: June 1-5, 8, 1964

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    Trivia (20)

    • When Waverly hands Napoleon the file on Vulcan, they're standing in a corridor. However, in the next closeup shot of the file, a telephone is visible behind the file, as if someone were holding it just above a desk.

    • In the movie version Thrush is called 'Wasp' but is clearly dubbed over.

    • While Solo, Kuryakin, Raven, and Horth are spying on a camp from rocks high above, Horth stands up, ready to go, and catches Solo under the chin with his rifle.

    • We learn that Napoleon Solo served in the Korean War.

    • The opening credits identity Carroll O'Connor's character as Walter B. Brach. However, the dialogue refers to him repeatedly as Walter G. Brach.

    • In several scenes, the word "freon" is badly overdubbed with the word "hydro" in a voice totally different than that of the character talking.

    • Jesslyn Fax is miscredited at the end as Mr. Willard, rather than Mrs. Willard.

    • In the opening sequence when the second gas bomb was thrown the red smoke actually started to emanate from a point a few feet away before the bomb itself started to produce its own smoke.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Marion Raven: Someone once said there can be no mischief where there's music. Do you believe that?
      Marion is trying to diffuse the tense situation in her apartment by referencing a quote from a famous Spanish author, Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). In the 1615 novel Don Quixote, Part II, the character Sancho says to a duchess: "Senora, where there's music there can't be mischief."

    • Solo: You're supposed to follow instructions. That's all ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know--now come along. Solo is paraphrasing from "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats (1795-1821): "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty'--that is all Ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know".

    • In Act II, Cricket dubs an American TV show, Dr. Kildare, which, like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., was produced by Norman Felton and broadcast on NBC. Illya remarks "Isn't that doctor what's-his-name."

    • Ginger: I saw Gone With the Wind four times.
      Referencing the 1939 movie based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The movie is set during and after the post-Civil War era as formerly wealthy heiress Scarlett O'Hara. It received ten Academy Awards in 1940, and is the most financially successful film in movie history, adjusting for inflation.

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Man from uncle

    By FrancesYozawitz, Dec 24, 2014

  • An interesting thing I noticed

    By vcrdoug, Oct 03, 2012

  • This is a great show with David McCallum as one HOT babe

    By rrbz327, Aug 10, 2005

  • The man from UNCLE was the story of two secret agents, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin who fought against a sinister and evil organization called THRUSH.

    By uncle15, Sep 27, 2005

  • The first season (B/W) was fun. Great villians (Robert Culp, Carroll O'Connor, Fritz Weaver, Ella Lancaster), great gadgets (the communicator pen , which was first a fake cigarette case, and of course the badge), and hot girls (Yvonne Craig, Nancy Culp,Pa

    By nyjerry, Feb 14, 2006

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