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

Season 1 Episode 7

The Giuoco Piano Affair

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Nov 10, 1964 on NBC
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The sequel to 'The Quadripartite Affair'. Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin finally catch up with the two escaped conspirators.

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  • Winning gambit

    8.0
    Well, anything that Anne Francis is in I'm probably gonna watch, and she is nicely icy in this one (doing one of her Bad Girl turns). Also features Van Dreelen giving a spot-on George Sanders impersonation. Tautly directed by Donner, it flows along very well throughout, and plays a bit more like a movie than a TV episode. The chess content is pure gibberish ("The Giuoco Piano Gambit"?...lol), but then, I wasn't really expecting much more; at any rate, the title got me hooked right off the bat (and wonder of wonders, they even spelled it right!). :)moreless
Jill Ireland

Jill Ireland

Marion Raven

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John Van Dreelen

John Van Dreelen

Harold Bufferton

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James Frawley

James Frawley

Lieutenant Manuera

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    • This episode was profiled in TV Guide when they did a feature piece on U.N.C.L.E. in 1964.

    • Jill Ireland, who portrayed Marion Raven, was married to David McCallum (Kuryakin) at the  time this episode was made.

    • Executive Producer (and un-credited series concept creator) Norman Felton and Producer/Developer Sam Rolfe appear in cameos at the house party sequence. Rolfe plays a "Texas Oil Man" who is close dancing with Jill Ireland, and Felton is the chess player who wipes all the pieces off the board and leaves in a huff after Illya makes a move on the board in opposition. Joe Calvelli (the associate producer) played the writer to whom Illya suggests Machiavellian overtones for the story the writer is typing at the party. Director Richard Donner plays the drunk at the party.

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