The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 1, Episode 3

The Quadripartite Affair (6 Oct. 1964)

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UNCLE agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuraykin face a four-cornered conspiracy comprised of an ambitious woman (Gervaise Ravel), her wealthy boyfriend (Harold Bufferton), a disgraced ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Pattner
Milan Horth
John Van Dreelen ...
Robert Carricart ...
Prof. Enver Karadian
Sherwood Keith ...
Dr. Gregory Raven
Jay Della ...
May Heatherly ...
Heather McNabb
Ship's Officer
U.N.C.L.E. Doctor
John Richards ...


UNCLE agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuraykin face a four-cornered conspiracy comprised of an ambitious woman (Gervaise Ravel), her wealthy boyfriend (Harold Bufferton), a disgraced military officer and a scientist who has devised a chemical that induces fear. Solo and Kuryakin are helped by the daughter (Marion Raven) of a man killed as a result of the conspiracy. Written by Bill Koenig

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6 October 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The 3rd episode of Season One of "Voyage to the Bottom of Sea" (broadcast 9/28/64) also featured a gas that induced fear in those exposed to it - so within 8 days U.S. television audiences could've seen 2 different shows with this very similar plot device. See more »


When they are at UNCLE headquarters discussing the gas, Mr Waverly drops a computer card into a slot and it clearly shows the card dropping to the floor instead of going into the machine. See more »

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Uncle VS Thrush
11 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – The Quadripartite Affair – 1964

This is the third episode of 1964 to 1968 spy series, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. The series ran for a total of 105 episodes. The first season was filmed in B/W with the remainder shot in colour. Robert Vaughn plays agent Napoleon Solo while David McCallum plays Illya Kuryakin. Leo G Carroll plays Mister Waverly, the boss of the secret agency known as U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law & Enforcement) Their main enemy is THRUSH, an organization out to take over the planet.

In this episode of "Man from UNCLE", Thrush is developing a nerve gas that causes intense fear in all who come in contact with it. The Agents from UNCLE are sent to an unnamed island, where Thrush has their underground factory. Guest star Jill Ireland is brought along to lead them to the location.

The main Thrush types are played by Richard Anderson, Anne Francis and John Van Dreelen. The usual capture of the Uncle agents by Thrush happens. They of course pull a last minute escape and save the day by turning the tables on Thrush.

Villain's Francis and her consort, Van Dreelen, manage to escape capture here. They of course will reappear in a future episode. Jill Ireland and David McCallum, were a real life married couple at this time.

Great 60's television!

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