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

  • Carol Wayne

    Ginger LaVeer

  • Shelley Berman

    Sheldon Veblen

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the complete The Man from U.N.C.L.E. guide at 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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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (39)

    • Illya Kuryakin: What do you think their purpose? Napoleon Solo: To kill him. Alexander Waverly: Quite right, Mr. Solo. 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 a while.

    • (Interrupting Vulcan and Elaine dancing) Napoleon Solo: Now, now, now. You see, you're pushing when you should be guiding. Excuse me. (Puts himself between Vulcan and Elaine) Solo: You see, it's all in the right hand. Like this, flat, and palms right spread right beneath your partner's right shoulder blade. Arm rigid. And then when you turn, she follows. Thus... (Dances away with her) Solo: Oh, by the way, I'm cutting in.

    • Napoleon Solo: Are you afraid? Elaine May Donaldson: Of course I'm afraid. Solo: 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.

    • (Picking up a tube of lipstick from the floor) Napoleon Solo: Now, whatever happened to red lipsticks? You know, this a fraud against men. Woman: Why? Under the new lipsticks are the same old lips. Solo: 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.

    • Solo: (looking at photos to prepare for the mission) Let's look at the, uh, owner of the yacht. (seeing Gervaise Ravel) Mmm-hmm...very handsome owner.
      Heather: If you like the feline type.
      Solo: Well, they purr so nicely!

    • Marion Raven: Would you like some coffee? Shall I play a record? Kuryakin: You probably don't have anything I like. Just forget I'm here. Marion: That won't be easy. (Illya sits in a chair) Kuryakin: Just...part of the furniture. (Later) Marion: It seems whenever we're together you always have a gun in your hand. I'm never quite feel comfortable with you here. Kuryakin: You have to learn to ignore. Pretend I'm part of the background. Just another rock or a tree. Marion: All right. You're a rock. (She leans against him) (Later) Marion: Illya! Why --" Kuryakin: Please, I must think. There has to be some way out of this. Marion: There isn't, so can't we just talk?! Kuryakin: No, just pretend I'm not here. Part of the walls. Marion: That's what you are, all right. Pretend you're part of the walls or a lamp or a chair or a tree or a rock. But just for once, just once, couldn't you pretend to be a human being? Kuryakin: For a few moments then. Just pretend I'm a human being.

    • Heather McNabb: She's classified as dangerous. Solo: A beautiful woman should always be so classified. Heather: Me, too, Mr. Solo? Solo: Oh, top of the list, Ms. McNabb.

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    Notes (36)

    • 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.

    • Filmed: June 1-5, 8, 1964

    • Former Title: "The Kansas Scuba Affair", "The Silo Affair"

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    Trivia (14)

    • 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(Roger C. Carmel)stands up, ready to go, and catches Robert Vaughn under the chin with his rifle.

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

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

    • 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.

    • This was the only television appearance for the actress who played Verity Burgoyne.

    • Supposedly Cariago thinks that his Uncle Giuliano sent the agents. However, when he finds the bug, he says that "they never did like me."If he thought it was his uncle, not U.N.C.L.E., he would say "he never did like me."

    • On visiting U.N.C.L.E. HQ, Sandy wears a yellow triangle badge. All visitors usually wear green badges.

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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 (8)
  • 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

  • This is a terrific spy series starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. Also Leo G. Carroll as the wonderful Mr. Waverly in charge of U.N.C.L.E. headquarters. U.N.C.L.E. is the good guys who fight the evil THRUSH guys.

    By boomertv, Jul 09, 2006

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