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To Trap A Spy - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
To Trap A Spy - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
To Trap A Spy 1964 MGM / Arena

To Trap a Spy is the feature length film version of the pilot episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. , titled 'Solo' and was filmed in colour. The episode was edited to fit its one-hour time slot after the series was ordered. The TV show footage substituted Leo G. Carroll's Alexander Waverley for Mr. Allison (played by Will Kuluva), and was broadcast in black and white (as was the whole first season of the show).

The movie version started with the pilot footage and added in additional scenes including a completely new subplot featuring the actress Luciana Paluzzi). The movie was first released in Hong Kong in late 1964, later being shown in America as a double feature with 'The Spy with My Face' in early 1966.

In the UK it was originally released as a support feature to the James Garner / Julie Andrews comedy 'The Americanisation of Emily' in 1965, but its release coincided with the television broadcast of 'The Man From UNCLE' show which quickly increased its following and it went on to play as the top billed feature in many cinemas.

U.N.C.L.E. intelligence suspects that U.S. tycoon industrialist Andrew Vulcan, an officer of international criminal organisation W.A.S.P. (to become T.H.R.U.S.H. in the TV series), has plans to kill Ashumen who is Prime Minister of the newly independent African nation of Western Natumba. Napoleon Solo is assigned, by U.N.C.L.E. boss Mr. Allison, to foil the assassination attempt and find out the reason for it. Solo recruits Elaine May Donaldson, an old college girlfriend of Vulcan's, to help get the information.

Elaine is able to not only get Solo the details of the assassination plot but also drugs Ashumen so that he is unable to take the planned tour of Vulcan's factory that Solo believes will result in Ashumen's death. Vulcan's real target turns out to be two of Ashumen's ministers who oppose plans for having him set up factories in their country.

With Ashumen as Premier and Vulcan running the main industry, Western Natumba would become a puppet nation of W.A.S.P. After an encounter with W.A.S.P. agent Angela, Solo discovers the truth but is captured along with Elaine and left to die in what is set up to look like an industrial accident. Solo and Elaine escape, rescue the ministers and Ashumen and Vulcan themselves end up dyind in their own staged 'accident'.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Will Kuluva as Mr. Allison
Luciana Paluzzi as Angela
Fritz Weaver as Andrew Vulcan
William Marshall as Sekue Ashumen
Eric Berry as Alfred Ghist
Pat Crowley as Elaine May Donaldson
Rupert Crosse as Nobuk
Billy Corcoran as Ronny
Victoria Shaw as Gracie Ladovan
Ivan Dixon as Aide
Richard Kiel as Guard (uncredited)
Robert Brubaker as Assault Force Member (uncredited)
Rupert Crosse as Gen. Molte Nobuk (uncredited)
Roy Jenson as Assault Force Member (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp as Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph V. Perry as Assault Force Member (uncredited)
Mario Siletti as Del Floria (uncredited)

Directed by Don Medford
Produced by Norman Felton
Written by Sam Rolfe
Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Distributed by MGM
Running time 92 minutes

The Spy With My Face - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Spy With My Face - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Spy With My Face 1965 MGM / Arena

The Spy with My Face is the second film based on 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' television series. It consists of additional scenes added to the November 1964 TV episode 'The Double Affair' and was released to theatres in the United States in 1966 as a double feature with 'To Trap a Spy'. 'Alpine' sequences were filmed at the Griffith Park Observatory in California. The 'extra' scenes added to the original 'The Double Affair' were reused in 'The Four-Steps Affair' and 'The Dippy Blonde Affair' episodes of the TV series.

Filming of scenes for what would be edited into 'The Double Affair' episode as well as the feature film was begun in August 1964. All the scenes were filmed in colour, although the television version was broadcast in black and white. The movie premiered in London in August, 1965, originally being promoted in the U.K. as a 'Mr. Solo' adventure rather than a tie-in to 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' TV series.

Mr. Waverly gives U.N.C.L.E. agents Solo, Kuryakin, Arsene Coria from Italy and Namana from Liberia the assignment of taking a briefcase (containing a top secret code) to a hidden location. After they leave, Waverly sends another agent, Australian Kitt Kittridge, to secretly follow them. T.H.R.U.S.H. is aware of the 'August Affair' but know little more than the name of the operation. They send their agent Serena to entice Solo to her apartment where, after each unsuccessfully tries to find out what the other is after, Solo is gassed into unconsciousness and a T.H.R.U.S.H. agent, surgically altered to look and sound like him, takes his place.

An unsuccessful attempt is made to kill Kuryakin to minimise the chance of the substitution being detected. The fake Solo manages to photograph the code but Kittridge, an old comrade of Solo's suspects he is not the real Solo and is killed. Solo's girlfriend, stewardess Sandy Wister, is suspicious that he acts as if he does not know her, but makes no fuss.

When the agents reach their destination at a heavily guarded underground vault in the Swiss Alps they are told what is housed inside. 'Project Earth Save' is a super weapon, designed by international scientists, to protect Earth from alien attack and is so deadly that even the sight of it is fatal, so they have to wear goggles. The code they have brought opens the vault. When Namana sees Solo's missing jacket button in the briefcase, the fake Solo rips off Namana's goggles before he can warn anyone and the African agent, mesmerised by the weapon, staggers into the vault to die. Meanwhile, the real Solo escapes, killing the chief villain in the process, and heads for the vault. The fake Solo and Serena plan to ambush him on the way but when the U.N.C.L.E. agents drive up, Serena shoots the fake Solo. Afterwards, she persuades Solo into letting her go to return the favour.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Senta Berger as Serena
Michael Evans as Darius Two, the head T.H.R.U.S.H. agent
Sharon Farrell as Sandy Wister
Fabrizio Mioni as Arsene Coria
Donald Harron as Kitt Kittridge
Bill Gunn as Namana
Jennifer Billingsley as stewardess Taffy
Paula Raymond as Director
Donna Michelle as Nina
Harold Gould as Doctor who operated on Solo's double

Directed by John Newland
Produced by Sam Rolfe
Written by Clyde Ware (story and screenplay)
and Joseph Calvelli (screenplay)
Music by Morton Stevens
Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp

Production company MGM
Release dates: August 16th, 1965 UK; March 9th, 1966 US
Running time 86 min. (UK); 88 min. (US)

One Spy Too Many - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
One Spy Too Many - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
One Spy Too Many 1966 MGM / Arena

One Spy Too Many is the feature length film made from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s two-part second season episode 'Alexander the Greater Affair' with a subplot featuring Yvonne Craig as an U.N.C.L.E. operative carrying on a flirtatious relationship with Napoleon Solo, although she does not appear in the television episodes. Other scenes added were more explicitly sexual than generally shown on U.S. television at the time.

Where some U.N.C.L.E. films added material to a single episode to create a feature length movie, 'One Spy Too Many' removed elements of the two-part episode to make room for the added subplot and other extended scenes within the film's overall running time. This was the last film taken from the series to be released in U.S. cinemas.

The film starts by showing Alexander stealing a chemical weapon from a military base. The chemical has the effect of removing an enemy's troops will to fight, thereby making battle victories far easier. This is one of Alexander's two goals - to conquer the world like Alexander the Great and to break each of the major (ten commandments) moral codes while so doing.

Following the theft of the weapon U.N.C.L.E. become involved and agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are assigned to find Alexander and recover the weapon. Also searching for him is his estranged wife Tracey, who wants to serve him with divorce papers that will allow her to get back a million dollars that she put into the marriage. She follows the U.N.C.L.E. agents, hoping they will lead her to him and they end up joining forces.

As a result they are targeted by Alexander who captures and tortures them, leaving them to an elaborately planned death in an Egyptian tomb. Alexander intends to assist a military junta in the takeover of a small Asian country so that he can use it as a base for his goal of world conquest and makes plans to violate the 'thou shalt not kill' commandment by assassinating the country's leader.

When his murderous plot is nipped in the bud by Solo and Kuryakin he tries to make his escape but is killed by his own accomplice, Kavon.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Rip Torn as Alexander
Dorothy Provine as Tracey Alexander
Yvonne Craig as Maude Waverly
David Opatoshu as Mr. Kavon
David Sheiner as Parviz
Donna Michelle as Princess Nicole
James Hong as Prince Phanong
Cal Bolder as Ingo Lindstrum

Directed by Joseph Sargent
Written by Dean Hargrove
Music by Gerald Fried and Jerry Goldsmith (theme)
Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp

Distributed by MGM
Release date February 28th, 1966
Running time 102 min.

One Of Our Spies Is Missing - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
One Of Our Spies Is Missing - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
One Of Our Spies Is Missing 1966 MGM / Arena

One of Our Spies is Missing is the fourth feature length film and uses The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s second season two-part episode 'The Bridge of Lions Affair'. This movie, and the two TV episodes, are the only instance where a 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' story is derived from an existing novel: 'The Bridge of Lions' (1963) by Henry Slesar. In addition to editing the length to accommodate the running time of the film by cutting and rearranging some scenes, some other changes were made from the TV presentation. Leigh Chapman, who played the U.N.C.L.E. communications technician called Wanda, was replaced by Yvonne Craig. Craig had previously played Alexander Waverly's niece Maude in the film 'One Spy Too Many', but no reference was made to that and, other than the replacement of the actress, the role was much the same as in the television episode.

Do Do was introduced as a model who was willing to perform Madame Raine De Sala's dirty work. Also, the scenes involving the death of Lorelei Lancer were made stronger. On TV she was strangled off screen but in the film her dead body is shown staring open eyed from the bottom of a water-filled bath. The episode's music was darker and more sinister, in keeping with the style of the second U.N.C.L.E. TV season but the film had lighter and more modern 60s-style music. The new musical soundtrack was written by Gerald Fried as 'The Bridge of Lions Affair' had been tracked with music from other episodes and much of the story was played less seriously in the movie than in the television version.

Someone is stealing cats and using them as experimental subjects in a machine that has been developed to reverse the human aging process. Dr. Lancer, a famous scientist, has gone missing, but resurfaces looking 30 years younger. Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are assigned to investigate the affair. Illya is sent to London's Soho area to discover who is abducting the cats while Solo travels to Paris where Dr Lancer's daughter, Lorelei, is working as a fashion model at the Paris salon of Madame Raine De Sala.

He and Kuryakin uncover a plot by De Sala and her female cohorts to develop the anti-ageing machine for their own use but T.H.R.U.S.H. agent Jordin has other plans.
It all gets complicated with the counterplays in the political power game and a race begins between U.N.C.L.E. and T.H.R.U.S.H. to locate and take control of the machine. Jordin gets there first, steals Gritsky's notes and tries to destroy the machine to prevent U.N.C.L.E. getting the secret but Gritsky has booby-trapped it and he is killed during the attempt.

Solo and Kuryakin return to New York with the notes - all that remains - but they are written in a private code that will take a long time to break and the secret appears to be lost to science for a very long time.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Maurice Evans as Sir Norman Swickert
Yvonne Craig as Wanda
Vera Miles as Madame Raine De Sala
Ann Elder as Joanna Sweet
Bernard Fox as Jordin
Harry Davis as Prof. Alexander Gritsky
Monica Keating as Olga
Dolores Faith as Lorelei Lancer
Ahna Capri as Do Do
Cal Bolder as Fleeton
James Doohan as Benjamin Lancer/Phillip Bainbridge
Ollie O'Toole as Corvy
Anthony Eustrel as Steward
Richard Peel as Cat Man
Barry Bernard as Pet Shop Owner
Robert Easton as Mr. Bentley

Directed by E. Darrell Hallenbeck
Written by Howard Rodman, Sam Rolfe, Henry Slesar
Music by Gerald Fried and Jerry Goldsmith (theme)
Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp

Distributed by MGM      
Running time 91 min.

The Spy In The Green Hat - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Spy In The Green Hat - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Spy In The Green Hat 1966 MGM / Arena

The Spy in the Green Hat is a feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s season three two-part episode 'The Concrete Overcoat Affair'. This film made only minimal changes to the television presentation with the musical cues remaining essentially the same and with no major scenes being either added or removed.

Some short scenes were added that were more violent, sexual and disturbing than were generally allowed to be shown on U.S. network television at the time. The deaths of Luger and von Kronen are extended and shown in more detail and Pia Monteri is briefly shown in the film nude, from the back, a scene that was edited out for the TV version.

Janet leigh, as Miss Diketon, delivers lines in the film in a way that displays the sensual pleasure she receives from both inflicting and receiving pain, dialogue that was also removed from the television version. The 'Spy in the green hat' of the title is Mr. Thaler of T.H.R.U.S.H., played by Will Kuluva who had played the head of U.N.C.L.E. as Mr. Allison in the unaired series pilot episode.

U.N.C.L.E. agents Solo and Kuryakin are assigned to infiltrate a secret T.H.R.U.S.H. base located in a Sicilian winery. The commander of the base is Louis Strago who, in partnership with former Nazi Dr. von Kronen, is planning to detonate atomic bombs in the Atlantic Ocean, therby diverting the Gulf Stream and causing havoc in Europe and the United States as well as warming Greenland enough for it to be used as a strategic new home for T.H.R.U.S.H. - 'THRUSHland'.

After an initial encounter, Solo and Kuryakin are separated, with Solo having to hide in the house of Pia Monteri overnight. Pia's grandmother learns of this and, considering it to be a disgrace to her family reputation, insists that Solo marries Pia, with the aid of a shotgun, despite Solo's insistence that nothing untoward has happened. He manages to get away but Pia and her grandmother call in Pia's uncles to find him and bring him back for the 'marriage'. These 'uncles' turn out to be the Stilleto brothers who were old-time mobsters in America and who are missing 'the good old days.

Illya and Pia are both captured by Strago and taken to the island base from which he plans to launch the atomic bombs. After being tortured by Miss Diketon, Kuryakin is earmarked to be executed at a party held for Strago's T.H.R.U.S.H. superior, Mr. Thaler. Solo alerts U.N.C.L.E. to the plot and they despatch an assault force to destroy the island and everyone on it, much to the reluctance of Alexander Waverly. Solo makes a last-ditch attempt to rescue Illya and Pia before the U.N.C.L.E. raid and somehow finds himself in a strange alliance with the Stilleto brothers who have also come to the island in search of Pia.

Having been dismissed by Strago over a small mistake, Miss Diketon gets revenge by betraying Strago and helping Solo and the Stillettos to prevent the missile launch. In the ensuing action, Strago, Thaler and von Kronen are all killed, along with Miss Diketon who not only enjoys the physical pain but also the fact that she helped destroy Strago's plans. Pia's family agree to stops trying to coerce Solo into marriage and the movie ends with them all enjoying an Italian meal.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Letícia Román as Pia Monteri
Jack Palance as Louis Strago
Janet Leigh as Miss Diketon
Eduardo Ciannelli as Arturo 'Fingers' Stilletto
Allen Jenkins as Enzo 'Pretty' Stilletto
Jack La Rue as Federico 'Feet' Stilletto
Joan Blondell as Mrs. 'Fingers' Stilletto
Ludwig Donath as Dr. Heinrich von Kronen
Will Kuluva as Mr. Thaler
Penny Santon as Grandma Monteri
Frank Puglia as Padre
Vincent Beck as Benjamin Luger

Directed by Joseph Sargent
Written by Peter Allan Fields (screenplay) David Victor (story)
Music by Nelson Riddle
Cinematography by Fred Koenekamp
Edited by Joseph Dervin, Ray Williford

Release date February 3rd, 1967
Running time 92 min.

The Karate Killers - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Karate Killers - Man from U.N.C.L.E. The Karate Killers - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Karate Killers 1967 MGM / Arena

The Karate Killers is a feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s season three two-part episode 'The Five Daughters Affair'. Jill Ireland was married to David McCallum at the time the movie was made. This movie also makes comparatively small changes to the original television episodes. No major scenes were added or removed, but some editing was carried out to fit the episodes into the running time of the film and some musical cues and soundtrack music were altered.

As with the previous films, some short scenes were added of a more violent or sexual nature than would have been permitted on television. The dead bodies of both Amanda True and Randolph are shown with eyes closed on television but in the film their eyes are open and Randolph's death is more brutal. Some of the fight scenes are more violent and detailed and, although Margo De Fanzini's 'nudity' is seen in both versions, it is slightly more explicit in the movie. This film also required a new musical score due to 'The Five Daughters Affair' being tracked with music from other episodes.

U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are unsuccessfully attacked with missiles fired from autogyros while on their way to see Dr. Simon True. The pilot assassins work for T.H.R.U.S.H. and are the 'Karate Killers' of the film's title. Dr. True has discovered a process to extract gold from sea water and, fearing theft attempts, has hidden the plans for the process cryptically advising that anyone would have to "hunt down the four winds" to find them. He takes the process to U.N.C.L.E. but, during his presentation, he dies from apparently natural causes (later found to be the doing of T.H.R.U.S.H. agent Randolph). His dying words suggest that his daughter holds the key to finding the plans for the process.

U.N.C.L.E. boss Alexander Waverly informs Solo and Kuryakin that the deceased has four step-daughters and one biological daughter, Sandy True, and they believe that Dr. True sent each of his four step-daughters (who live in different countries) something that, when put together, would mean something to Sandy to help them discover the location. Meanwhile True's widow, Amanda, is being comforted by her lover, Randolph, but he only had an affair with Amanda so he could get the formula. She refuses to give him the information he wants so he calls in a group of T.H.R.U.S.H. - the 'Karate Killers' - who destroy the house and kill Amanda.

The first daughter, Margo, lives in Italy and is married to Count Valeriano De Fanzini, an unstable and jealous man who keeps Margo locked up, naked, in an attic. Napoleon and Illya turn up, with Sandra, at the same time as the 'Karate Killers' and, after a fight, they manage to rescue Margo who gives the U.N.C.L.E. agents a photo that her step father had sent to her. The photo shows part of True's formula on a blackboard in the background, but it means nothing by itself.

The second daughter, Imogene, is in London, and when they arrive she has just been arrested by Terry-Thomas for indecent exposure. Naturally, Randolph turns up here as well. The Swiss Alps are the location for the third daughter, Yvonne, who is in a relationship with wealthy gigolo, Carl Von Kesser and, when Randolph and his 'Karate Killers' turn up the theme becomes a bit repetitive. Solo and Kuryakin have a fight on skis with the 'Karate Killers' and Sandy finds the photo before anyone else can. Randolph manages to get aboard an U.N.C.L.E. private jet where he takes the three photos they have and parachutes out leaving the rest to die but Sandy escapes her bonds and frees Napoleon and Illya who manage to land the plane safely.

The fourth picture of True has been published in a magazine. U.N.C.L.E. experts maintain that they still make no scientific sense as when the letters in the visible parts of the formula are rearranged they only spell 'Japanese Lullaby'. Sandy has no idea what this means so they take her to Japan, closely followed by Randolph and his cronies. Sandy is kidnapped but rescued by geishas and eventually remembers a Japanese man who sang her lullabies as a child. They locate the man who then gives Sandy the formula that her father sent to him for safekeeping, but Randolph catches up with them and manages to overpower them and take the formula.

Randolph takes the three of them to the THRUSH base at one of the poles as he wants to keep them alive long enough to be able to gloat over T.H.R.U.S.H.'s success, but Solo and Kuryakin escape from their cell, sabotage the base and destroy the gold-making machinery. During the destruction Randolph is killed, ending up covered in a coating of gold dust. Solo, Kuryakin, Sandy, one of the geishas and Alexander Waverly all then travel to London to see the double wedding of Imogen and the constable, and Yvonne and Carl, paid for by the girls' 'U.N.C.L.E.'.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Kim Darby as Sandy True
Herbert Lom as Randolph
Joan Crawford as Amanda True
Telly Savalas as Count Valeriano De Fanzini
Diane McBain as Contessa Margo De Fanzini
Jill Ireland as Imogen Smythe
Terry-Thomas as Police Constable
Danielle De Metz as Yvonne
Curd (Curt) Jürgens as Carl von Kessen
Jim Boles as Dr. Simon True
Irene Tsu as Reikko
Rick Traeger as Hotel Clerk
Julie Ann Johnson as U.N.C.L.E. Girl
Sharyn Hillyer as U.N.C.L.E. Girl
Dick Crockett as Karate Killer
Paul Baxley as Karate Killer
Jerry Summers as Karate Killer
Fred Stromsoe as Karate Killer

Directed by Barry Shear
Produced by Boris Ingster
Written by Norman Hudis (screenplay) Boris Ingster (story)
Music by Gerald Fried and Jerry Goldsmith (theme)
Cinematography by Fred Koenekamp
Edited by William B. Gulick

Production company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date August 3rd, 1967
Running time 92 Min.

The Helicopter Spies - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Helicopter Spies - Man from U.N.C.L.E. The Helicopter Spies - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Helicopter Spies 1968 MGM / Arena

The Helicopter Spies is a feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s season four two-part episode 'The Prince of Darkness Affair'. No major scenes were added or removed but two short scenes were made somewhat more risqué than in the television presentation. Changes included some new camera angles and an enhanced quality stock footage scene of a rocket launch at the end.

This film came the closest to showing the TV version in its entirety. Release The Helicopter Spies was not released in U.S. cinemas, although widely released internationally. It premiered in London at The Ritz theatre on February 22nd, 1968, a month after the final episode of the series was shown in America. The film only played for two weeks in London, the worst record for an U.N.C.L.E. movie up to that time.

U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin see the destruction wrought on an African village by Dr. Kharmusi using his new 'thermal prism. U.N.C.L.E. engages notorious safe cracker (and former thermal prism researcher ) Luther Sebastian to help them obtain the device from Dr. Kharmusi. Sebastian is on an island with a religious group called 'The Third Way', whose disciples all (except Sebastian) have platinum white hair.

They believe that when the 'Old Man' in their group finally speaks (after twenty years of silence) the Third Way will have dominion over the world. Sebastian is wanted in over 20 countries but agrees to help U.N.C.L.E. in return for immunity from prosecution. Solo manages to get inside Dr. Kharmusi's fortress but is initially delayed by Annie and her friend Aksoy. Solo locates the safe and informs Kuryakin and Sebastian, who steals the prism - from a safe he designed himself. Solo and Azalea are caught and tortured in a room slowly filling with sand.

Kuryakin rescues them and an ensuing fight results in Kharmusi's death that automatically triggers a self-destruct device. Safe outside, Sebastian reveals that he and Azalea (a priestess of The Third Way) have been working together and the entire course of events has been his plan. They felt they could only steal the device with U.N.C.L.E.'s help and explain that by launching the thermal prism into orbit they can get countries to pay protection money of any amount. Sebastian then traps Solo, Kuryakin, and Annie on a boat placed on a collision course with the extraction ship. Escaping moments before the craft is destroyed by a defensively fired torpedo, the group is picked up and taken back to U.N.C.L.E. HQ in New York.

The men from U.N.C.L.E. eventually discover the building where Sebastian's launch facility is hidden. Askoy's third brother and Solo infiltrate the building and, after a fight in which the brother dies, Sebastian falls through an open hatch in the rocket and is launched along with it. They manage to get the rocket to self-destruct and the Third Way's 'Old Man' dies without uttering another word.

At U.N.C.L.E. headquarters discovers from a fourth identical Askoy brother that her fiancé, though released from prison thanks to U.N.C.L.E., has changed his mind about marrying her. This doesn't cause a problem for Annie as she and the fourth brother are seen leave the building arm in arm.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Carol Lynley as Annie
Bradford Dillman as Luther Sebastian
Lola Albright as Azalea
John Dehner as Dr. Kharmusi
John Carradine as Third-Way Priest
Julie London as Laurie Sebastian
H.M. Wynant as The Aksoy Brothers
Roy Jenson as Carl
Kathleen Freeman as Mom
Barbara Moore as Lisa Rogers

Directed by Boris Sagal
Produced by Norman Felton, George Lehr, Irv Pearlberg & Anthony Spinner
Written by Dean Hargrove
Music by Richard Shores and Jerry Goldsmith (theme)
Cinematography by Fred Koenekamp
Edited by Joseph Dervin and John Baxter Rogers

Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date June 21st, 1968
Running time 90 Min.

How To Steal The World - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
How To Steal The World - Man from U.N.C.L.E.
How To Steal The World 1968 MGM / Arena

How To Steal the World is a film based on the final two episodes of the television series, transmitted as 'The Seven Wonders of the World Affair'. This was the only U.N.C.L.E. film not to include Jerry Goldsmith's theme music.
The scriptwriter, Norman Hudis, was the person who wrote the script for the first six 'Carry On' films.

U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are assigned to investigate when U.N.C.L.E. agent Robert Kingsley and European general Maximilian Harmon disappear. Shortly afterwards, five of the world's top scientists are mysteriously abducted.

Their search leads them to the Himalayas, where Kingsley has designs on becoming a world dictator and is planning to use the various talents of the scientists to build a device that will spread a 'docility gas' that the geniuses, headed by the altruistic Professor David Garrow and his son Steve, hope to use to encourage planetary World Peace.

However, Kingsley's wife, Margitta, has different plans for the gas and the two U.N.C.L.E. agents find themselves competing with T.H.R.U.S.H. operative Mr. Webb and his mistress, Margitta, to extract both Garrow and the mind-controlling gas from Harmon's well-guarded stronghold.

Solo and Kuryakin are been captured by General Harmon who offers to free the two U.N.C.L.E. operatives if they will help him 'gas' the world into submission. Kingsley realises that he has been duped by T.H.R.U.S.H. and Margitta meets her end when Kingsley, finally aware of his wife's treacherous plans, orders the General (who has been exposed to the gas) to kill her.

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Barry Sullivan as Robert Kingsley
Eleanor Parker as Margitta Kingsley
Leslie Nielsen as General Maximilian Harmon
Tony Bill as Steven Garrow
Peter Mark Richman as Mr. Webb
Albert Paulsen as Dr. Kurt Erikson
Inger Stratton as Anna Erikson
Hugh Marlowe as Grant
Dan O'Herlihy as Prof. David Garrow

Directed by Sutton Roley
Produced by Norman Felton, George Lehr, Irv Pearlberg & Anthony Spinner
Written by Norman Hudis
Music by Richard Shores
Cinematography by Robert B. Hauser
Edited by Joseph Dervin and Harry Knapp

Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date March 7th, 1969
Running time 89 Min.

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