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To Trap a Spy (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Adventure, Drama | 1964 (Hong Kong)
The pilot for the TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," re-edited and released to theaters as a feature.

Director:

Don Medford

Writer:

Sam Rolfe
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo (archive footage)
Luciana Paluzzi ... Angela (archive footage)
Pat Crowley ... Elaine May Bender Donaldson (archive footage) (as Patricia Crowley)
Fritz Weaver ... Andrew Vulcan (archive footage)
William Marshall ... Sekue Ashumen (archive footage)
Will Kuluva ... Mr. Allison (archive footage)
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin (archive footage)
Ivan Dixon ... Jean Francis Soumarin (archive footage)
Victoria Shaw ... Gracie Ladovan (archive footage)
Eric Berry Eric Berry ... Alfred Ghist (archive footage)
Miguel Ángel Landa Miguel Ángel Landa ... Lancer (archive footage) (as Miguel Landa)
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Storyline

U.N.C.L.E. discovers that Wasp killer Andrew Vulcan plans to assassinate a visiting African leader, Premier Ashumen, while he's on a tour of Vulcan's factory. Napoleon Solo enlists the help of Vulcan's old girlfriend, Elaine May Donaldson, who pretends to be a rich widow and gets closer to Vulcan, trying to find out if her old friend really is the bad man that Solo says he is. At the same time, she also enjoys the life of luxury and wealth and finds it hard to accept that she has to go back to boring married life after the operation is over. The film is made from the first season episodes "The Vulcan Affair" (09/22/64) and "The Four Steps Affair" (02/22/65) from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Written by Daniel Bolton <klsdb4@cynergy.com.au>

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Your Favorite UNCLEs Have a Date With Danger!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vulcan Affair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The somewhat tenuous connection between U.N.C.L.E. and 007 sort-of begins here, with both Luciana Paluzzi (later of Thunderball the following year) and Richard Kiel (of several later Bond movies as Jaws) both appear in this redressed version of the UNCLE pilot. See more »

Goofs

Napolean Solo refers to his handgun as an "X38 automatic, also improved." It is actually a standard issue Luger. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Vulcan: I find myself remembering what it feels like to be moved by the look of a woman. It's a luxury I haven't permitted myself in many years.
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Alternate Versions

The film was re-edited from the pilot episode of the TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.". For the TV version, broadcast as "The Vulcan Affair", all of Will Kuluva's scenes as Mr. Allison were cut and reshot when it was decided to replace him with Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly. But his scenes were left intact in To Trap a Spy. As this film version of the TV pilot was being prepared, there was legal wrangling over the use of the name THRUSH for the enemy organization. As a result, the word WASP is overdubbed in the theatrical version whenever THRUSH is mentioned. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Vulcan Affair (1964) See more »

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WHERE WERE YOU? ANSWER ME! WHERE WERE YOU?!?
20 September 2019 | by CatRufus5591See all my reviews

It was 1965, the height of the Bond craze, and my friend Chuck and I couldn't get enough 'Man From Uncle'. So Chuck's parents dropped us off at a local theater to see a DOUBLE BILL of 'Uncle' movies! Wow!! (To Trap a Spy and The Spy With My Face.) But before the movies began there was a Japanese cartoon shown. We thought it was just a regular old 5-minute cartoon, but soon realized it was feature-length 90-MINUTE CARTOON. With every passing minute my heart sank as I realized I would be home that Sunday much later than I'd promised- long after dinner. No matter, I was sent to my room without it. Ah, memories. Loved seeing 'Man From Uncle' in color on the big screen, though. Especially the high-speed transitions between scenes. Cool!!!


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