The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 2, Episode 11

The Virtue Affair (3 Dec. 1965)

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Mr. Robspierre, a descendant of the original Robspierre, plans to launch a nuclear missile and destroy France's vineyards. By doing so, he hopes to restore the virtue of France. Solo works ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Albert Dubois
Marcel Hillaire ...
Raoul Dubois
Frank Marth ...
Carl Voegler
Billy Beck ...
Michel Corhan ...
Scientist (as Michael Corhan)
Charles Giorgi ...
Donald Journeaux ...
Lucien Lanvin ...
Roger Etienne ...
Alfred Shelly ...
Jacques Robespierre


Mr. Robspierre, a descendant of the original Robspierre, plans to launch a nuclear missile and destroy France's vineyards. By doing so, he hopes to restore the virtue of France. Solo works to protect the daughter of a scientist Robspierre abducted while Kuryakin infiltrates Robspierre's operation. Written by Bill Koenig

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3 December 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When about to be branded with the hot iron, Solo reads the letters. A branding iron would not be easily readable when looked at from the front. The letters should have been reversed. See more »


Jacques Robespierre: Monsieur Solo, did that you say your first name was Napoleon?
Napoleon Solo: That's right, yes.
Jacques Robespierre: What a cruel prank by your parents.
Napoleon Solo: Well, I always thought the French people were rather proud of Napoleon.
Jacques Robespierre: Bonaparte was a drunkard and a libertine. Why should I be proud of him?
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A sub-par Episode
21 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. –The Virtue Affair – 1965

This is the 40th 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 black and 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.

UNCLE discovers that a descendant of the original Robspierre, plans on destroying all of France's vineyards. The man, Ronald Long, is as mad as a hatter and plans on using a nuclear armed missile to do the job. UNCLE agents Robert Vaughn and David McCallum are sent in to straighten the man out.

This one is not one of the series better efforts, with the cast looking lost at sea without any oars. Oh, well, one can't have a winner every episode.

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