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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
22 September 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 272)

Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo / ... (105 episodes, 1964-1968)

David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin / ... (104 episodes, 1964-1968)

Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly / ... (102 episodes, 1964-1968)
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Series Directed by
E. Darrell Hallenbeck (12 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joseph Sargent (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Brahm (8 episodes, 1965-1967)
Alf Kjellin (8 episodes, 1965-1967)
Alvin Ganzer (7 episodes, 1964-1966)
Barry Shear (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Waggner (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sherman Marks (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Marc Daniels (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Donner (4 episodes, 1964)
Seymour Robbie (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sutton Roley (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Peyser (2 episodes, 1964)
Alex March (2 episodes, 1966)
Boris Sagal (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Dean Hargrove (11 episodes, 1965-1967)
Peter Allan Fields (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Hill (8 episodes, 1965-1967)
Alan Caillou (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Norman Hudis (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Boris Ingster (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Henry Slesar (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stanford Sherman (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert E. Thompson (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Jack Turley (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Dick Nelson (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Leonard Stadd (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Berne Giler (3 episodes, 1966)
Jerry McNeely (3 episodes, 1966)
John W. Bloch (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
Sheldon Stark (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mark Weingart (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Albert Aley (2 episodes, 1965)
Harlan Ellison (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Ralph Ross (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Don Richman (2 episodes, 1966)
Howard Rodman (2 episodes, 1966)
David Victor (2 episodes, 1966)
Joseph Cavella (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Norman Felton .... executive producer / producer (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
David Victor .... supervising producer / producer (60 episodes, 1965-1967)
Irv Pearlberg .... associate producer / producer (49 episodes, 1966-1968)
Boris Ingster .... producer (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sam Rolfe .... producer (28 episodes, 1964-1965)
George Lehr .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1966-1968)
Joseph Calvelli .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1964-1965)
Anthony Spinner .... producer (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mort Abrahams .... producer (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Foshko .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Original Music by
Gerald Fried (45 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert Drasnin (24 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jerry Goldsmith (15 episodes, 1964-1967)
Richard Shores (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Morton Stevens (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Nelson Riddle (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Scharf (10 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lalo Schifrin (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (90 episodes, 1964-1967)
Robert B. Hauser (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Dale Deverman (3 episodes, 1967)
Kenneth Peach (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Paul Ivano (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Dervin (32 episodes, 1964-1968)
William B. Gulick (31 episodes, 1964-1967)
Henry Berman (21 episodes, 1964-1967)
Ray Williford (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Baxter Rogers (4 episodes, 1967)
Elmo Veron (3 episodes, 1966)
Fred Maguire (2 episodes, 1964)
Harry V. Knapp (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Art Direction by
George W. Davis (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
James W. Sullivan (67 episodes, 1965-1968)
Merrill Pye (37 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
Charles S. Thompson (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard Pefferle (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert R. Benton (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Budd Friend (12 episodes, 1965)
Frank Lombardo (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
F. Keogh Gleason (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
James L. Berkey (7 episodes, 1967)
Jack Mills (6 episodes, 1966)
Joseph J. Stone (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Don Greenwood Jr. (5 episodes, 1967)
Jerry Wunderlich (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Hugh Hunt (2 episodes, 1967)
Richard Spero (2 episodes, 1967)

Frank McEveety (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... special makeup creator (1 episode, 1965)

Jay Sebring .... hair designer: Robert Vaughn (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Finnegan .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1965-1967)
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... assistant director / second unit director (23 episodes, 1964-1966)
Eddie Saeta .... assistant director / second unit director (18 episodes, 1965-1967)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director / second unit director (11 episodes, 1964-1968)
Wilbur Mosier .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Tom McCrory .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard C. Bennett .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Glenn Cook .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Webb .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald C. Klune .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1965)
Paul Baxley .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1967)
Al Shenberg .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Donald Verk .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)

Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Al Sheinberg .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
James A. Sullivan .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Rober Bruinekool .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Louis Bunge .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Frank Bunts .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Freeman W. Butts .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Max Cole .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Keith Crown .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Darrell Forney .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
G. Ray Kerciu .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Douglas McClellan .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Ben Norris .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Paul Pernish .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Jack Stuck .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
Kenneth Wynsma .... painter: paintings (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor (105 episodes, 1964-1968)

Van Allen James .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: David McCallum / stunts (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gary Kent .... stunt double: Robert Strauss / stunt double: Robert Vaughn (2 episodes, 1965-1966)

Frank Babich .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lee Faulkner .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (29 episodes, 1964-1965)

Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
John D. Dunning .... supervising film editor (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
 
Series Music Department
Frank E. Anderson .... music supervisor (104 episodes, 1964-1968)
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme (100 episodes, 1964-1968)
Lalo Schifrin .... music arranger: theme music / composer: stock music (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gerald Fried .... music arranger: theme music / composer: stock music (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Armbruster .... music arranger: theme music / conductor (17 episodes, 1964-1968)
Morton Stevens .... music arranger: theme music / music arranger: theme (12 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Other crew
Sam Rolfe .... developer (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
George Lehr .... assistant to producer (48 episodes, 1964-1966)
Norman Siegel .... assistant to producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Milton S. Gelman .... story consultant (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Boris Ingster .... production executive (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mort Abrahams .... production executive (10 episodes, 1965)

Chuck Painter .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"0011 Napoleon Solo" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
50 min (105 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (season 1) | Color (seasons 2-4) (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The show's third season saw a change of style that resulted in the amount of comedy being increased in response to the "camp" craze made popular by "Batman" (1966) and "Get Smart" (1965). As a result, UNCLE's ratings plummeted and the series never recovered. Despite a return to serious stories the next year, it was cancelled midway through its fourth season.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The map upon Mr. Waverly's office wall is incorrect in numerous cases. For example, it shows Canada and Newfoundland to be 2 separate states. Other errors include the lack of East Pakistan and all of Indo-China is depicted as one nation by the name of 'Siam'. This map appears in various episodes.See more »
Quotes:
Napoleon Solo:[calling on the intercom] Illya, we have a situation here that needs your special talents. Are you free?
Illya Kuryakin:[from intercom] No man is free who works for a living. But, I'm available.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "NCIS: So It Goes (#12.3)" (2014)See more »

FAQ

What is the U.N.C.L.E. Special?
What do U.N.C.L.E. communication devices look like?
Were there any recurring enemies for Solo and Kuryakin?
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43 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Popular 007 Spin-Off Created a Sensation..., 11 December 2003
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' was an bona fide television phenomena when it first aired, in 1964. The brainchild of producer Norman Felton, who was a fan of Ian Fleming's 'James Bond' novels, the missions of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), would be set on an international scale, pitted against SPECTRE-like THRUSH, an organization composed of terrorists, anarchists, and megalomaniacs. In the original concept, a 'civilian' would be drawn into the intrigue, each week, to aid U.N.C.L.E. on a mission, and provide a link that viewers could relate to.

Felton sent his notes to Ian Fleming, asking the author to create a name for the series' hero, and Fleming came up with 'Napoleon Solo', the last name 'lifted' from a gangster character from 'Goldfinger'. He offered a few other minor suggestions, and gave Felton his blessing on the endeavor. With a 'pedigree' like this, how could the series fail?

Veteran writer Sam Rolfe came on board to write the pilot script and co-produce, and an excellent cast was assembled. Oscar-nominee Robert Vaughn, who'd worked with Felton on the series, 'The Lieutenant', was cast as Solo; young Scot actor David McCallum, fresh from THE GREAT ESCAPE, would play the supporting role of fellow agent Illya Kuryakin; and, in a casting coup, legendary character actor Leo G. Carroll, who'd portrayed a spy chief in Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST, would assume the same function for U.N.C.L.E. (Getting Carroll required some creativity; while his 'official' birth date was listed as 1892, he was actually born in 1887, and NBC would never have permitted a nearly 80-year old series regular...Felton stuck with '1892', and made his scenes as easy as possible, which worked, as Carroll survived the entire series' run, not passing away until 1972).

Shot in black and white for the first season, and featuring a marvelous 'bulletproof glass' opening sequence, with a majestic, John Barry-influenced theme (by Jerry Goldsmith), 'U.N.C.L.E.' debuted in 1964 as both FROM Russia WITH LOVE and GOLDFINGER were in theaters, and soon became a major hit...then reached unprecedented heights, when McCallum, with his 'Beatles'-like haircut, captured the attention of younger fans caught up with the 'British Invasion' of Rock music, and became an overnight sex symbol nationwide. McCallum's role was quickly 'beefed-up' to co-star status, and U.N.C.L.E.-mania had begun!

With a terrific mix of action, tongue-in-cheek humor, and what NBC would allow for sex, the first season offered many memorable moments, including the first appearance of future 'Star Trek' stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, together, in an episode (Shatner was the heroic 'civilian' called in to aid U.N.C.L.E., Nimoy was the villain's henchman).

NBC was very pleased with their hit series, and Vaughn and McCallum were soon doing 'cameos' in other series, as well as promotions for the Peacock Network. One of the first 'primetime' series to be extensively marketed, a line of U.N.C.L.E. merchandise appeared, with dolls, toy guns, lunch boxes, comic books, model kits, cologne, clothing, and more filling store shelves. It was a heady time for everyone!

For the second season (1965-66), 'U.N.C.L.E.' was produced in color, and a 'guest' list of legendary stars lined up for appearances on the series, but despite respectable ratings, the overall quality of the show fluctuated, with some episodes downright silly. Just as the 'Bond' films peaked in popularity in 1965, with THUNDERBALL, then began to decline as the 'craze' subsided, the novelty of 'U.N.C.L.E.' began to wear off, and new 'line' producers were more interested in comedy and campiness, discarding, by season's end, any 'edge' the series first had. By the third season (1966-67), 'camp' was the rule; a spin-off, 'The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.', flopped; and the writing was on the wall that the series was on it's way out.

The producers made a last-ditch attempt to return the more dramatic elements to the series at the start of it's fourth season, in 1967, discarding the campiness, and, unfortunately, nearly all of the humor, as well, but the newly 'serious' 'U.N.C.L.E.' had lost it's audience, and the show was canceled in early 1968.

The impact of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' cannot be minimized. It paved the way for 'The Wild, Wild, West', 'Get Smart', 'Mission Impossible', and all the other 'spy' shows that followed in it's footsteps, became a 'cult' favorite after cancellation that is still generating interest, to this day (with successful conventions, a 'reunion' TV-movie, and a steady stream of fan mail continuing to be sent to Vaughn and McCallum, 35 years after the final episode first aired), and there is talk of a feature film in the works.

And, as we fans will always remember, without the cooperation of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, none of this would be possible!

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