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

The Alexander the Greater Affair (1)

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/17/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Alexander, a megalomaniac industrialist, plans to conquer the world like his namesake, Alexander the Great, by breaking each of the Ten Commandments along the way. He has his henchman Parvix steal the army's "will gas" to help him do so, and Solo investigates. Solo encounters Tracey Alexander, Alexander's ex-wife, who wants to tag along with Solo to get the money Alexander owes her. The trail leads Solo, Illya, and Tracey to a posh party at Alexander's, where Solo defeats him in a human chess game; to a tomb, where Alexander and his aide Dr. Kavon leave Solo tied under a descending scimitar while Illya and Tracey are hanging over a bottomless pit with a candle burning their rope; To Alexander's farm in Virginia, where Illya is nearly cut in two by various farm implements.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Vaughn

    Napoleon Solo

  • David McCallum

    Illya Kuryakin

  • Leo G. Carroll

    Alexander Waverly

  • Dorothy Provine

    Tracey Alexander

  • Rip Torn

    Alexander

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Tracey: I'm not above blackmail--that's part of my charm!

    Notes (5)

    • The American release date of the movie version was Dec. 7, 1966. Yvonne Craig's footage was shot especially for the movie version.

    • This two-part episode is also known as a feature titled "One Spy Too Many."

    • Former Title: "The Alexander Affair" .

    • Filmed: July 15-16, 19-23, 26-30, August 2-5, 1965.

    • Show moves to Friday nights @ 10:00 p.m. EST on NBC.

    Trivia (1)

    • 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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