Hunted nazi scientist Dr Kronen (Ludwig Donath) is recruited by THRUSH agent Louis Strago (Jack Pallance) to put a mastermind scheme into place. They plan to use heavy water to divert the Gulf stream causing Greenland to become a tropical paradise under THRUSH control while other areas fall into colder climates. UNCLE agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) are dispatched to stop the plot.
"This is the best of all the UNCLE 'films'. It simply has the best plot, the best comedy, the best performances and the most professional feel to it. The plot is silly as all spy movie plots are, but this does have a slight believability to it, and any nonsense is cancelled out by the other great elements. The story is strong because it mixes spoof with action and a gentle sense of fun and comedy. The main story is good, but it is mixed in with a subplot where Solo is forced to marry an Italian girl after he is "indiscreet" and is pursued by her aged uncles, once prohibition gang leaders. This adds to the plot and actually mixes with the main plot as both mobsters and THRUSH hunt Solo for different reasons!
The whole film does have a very movie feel to it where the others mainly did feel like they were only 2 episodes of the TV show stuck together (which in fairness they were). But this uses a lot of locations and even when studio-bound has a higher production value than usual. However the performances are what makes this the best UNCLE." - Bob from Birmingham, UK.
Writers:Peter Allan Fields (writer)
Sam Rolfe (character)
Cast (Cast overview, first billed only)
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo (archive footage)
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin (archive footage)
Jack Palance ... Louis Strago (archive footage)
Janet Leigh ... Miss Diketon (archive footage)
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Arturo 'Fingers' Stilletto (archive footage)
Allen Jenkins ... Enzo 'Pretty' Stilletto (archive footage)
Jack La Rue ... Federico 'Feet' Stilletto (archive footage)
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly (archive footage)
Joan Blondell ... Mrs. 'Fingers' Stilletto (archive footage)
Ludwig Donath ... Dr. Heinrich von Kronen (archive footage)
Will Kuluva ... Mr. Thaler (archive footage)