A mysterious U.S. industrialist, Mr. Alexander, steals a new type of nerve gas from the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a small tablet with the number eight on it. Solo and Kuryakin investigate... See full summary »

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A mysterious U.S. industrialist, Mr. Alexander, steals a new type of nerve gas from the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a small tablet with the number eight on it. Solo and Kuryakin investigate, with the help of Alexander's ex-wife Tracey, who seeks Alexander to sign her final divorce papers. The trio finds Alexander's parents working like slaves at a Greece rock quarry with the number five painted all around. After freeing the parents (and avoiding Alexander's thugs), they travel to a temple where they are captured by Alexander. It turns out Alexander plans to take over an Asian nation, breaking each of the Ten Commandments along the way. Written by Bill Koenig

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The horned idol is a prop from the movie "Atlantis, The Lost Continent" See more »

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Alexander roasts two marshmallows on a double-pronged skewer, then offers them to Tracey. She pulls the one on the left, but only the outer charred layer slips off leaving about half of the inner core of the marshmallow still on the tip. The tight shot shows only her and the skewer in front of her. The skewer begins to move out of the shot with one-and-a-half marshmallows still on the dual tips. The next camera angle shows Alexander holding his marshmallow in one hand and in the other hand, an empty skewer without Tracey's leftover marshmallow core. See more »

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Mr. Kavon: What do you think of the human condition?
Illya Kuryakin: I'm in favor of it.
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Edited into One Spy Too Many (1966) See more »

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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Entertaining Even If Somewhat Silly.
9 June 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Season 2 of "The Man From Uncle" kicked off in colour for the first time with "The Alexander The Greater Affair". Most of the Uncle stories are somewhat tongue-in-cheek & this one is certainly no exception. Rip Torn plays Alexander a crook who has conquered the financial world as opposed to his historical predecessor who conquered a large part of the known world. Our Uncle agents Napoleon Solo (the late Robert Vaughn) & Ilya Kuryakin (David McCallum) are engaged to bring him down a peg or two. From my point of view the best reason for watching this is to ogle the delectable Dorothy Provine who was a pretty good actress as well as being a knockout looker. She plays Tracey Alexander the ex-wife of our villainous money mogul who is also very interested in bringing him down. "The Man From Uncle" is very watchable as long as you don't take it too seriously.


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