Thrush captures Napoloen Solo and replaces him with a look-alike to infiltrate UNCLE and an operation called "The August Affair". While Solo is being held prisoner, Illya Kuryakin becomes suspicious by the unusual behaviour of his friend, and slowly starts to realise what has happened. The real Solo must escape and stop his Thrush double before it's too late. This film is made up from "The Double Affair" (11/17/64) and "The Four Steps Affair" (02/22/65) from the first season of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
- Fans of the TV series won't be disappointed
UNCLE (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement agents Napoleon Solo (Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (McCallum) are sent in a group of ten to deliver secret codes to a computer vault controlling project "earth save". Earth Save is an immensely powerful weapon designed to deal with potential attack from outer space. THRUSH meanwhile create a double of Solo to infiltrate the team to gain access to the weapon.
Another in the series of UNCLE films following the TV series. This film plays just like the shows so if you like them then you'll like this. Plenty of girls & romantic interludes, plenty of gentle action and gentle laughs all done in a 1960's sense of innocence and spoof-fun. There are of course plenty of weakness in this, it is after all a cheap bond spoof and always was, but it is a gently enjoyable film. For me, as a fan of UNCLE, the biggest disappointment of the film was the lack of the UNCLE theme music.
All the regular actors (Vaughn, McCallum & Leo G. Carroll) are as good as ever, being comfortable in their roles, the women are all pretty as required. The only thankless task is Donald Harron in the role of Kitteridge who has to do a very dodgy Australian accent whilst wearing a really bad fake beard.
It's not brilliant but it's all a bit of 60's fun. How serious can you take it when McCallum is ambushed outside a drycleaners by two small toy robots firing rockets!?
Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn .... Napoleon Solo
Senta Berger .... Serena
David McCallum .... Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll .... Mr. Alexander Waverly
Michael Evans .... Darius Two
Sharon Farrell .... Sandy Wister
Fabrizio Mioni .... Arsene Coria
Donald Harron .... Kitt Kittridge
Bill Gunn .... Namana
Jennifer Billingsley .... Taffy
Paula Raymond .... Director
Donna Michelle .... Nina
Harold Gould .... Doctor
Nancy Hsueh .... Wanda
Michele Carey .... Maggie
Color: Color (Metrocolor)