U.N.C.L.E. agents Solo and Kuryakin try to stop a megalomaniac who thinks he's like Alexander The Great, commits offenses against the ten commandments and steals chemical weapons from the army in order to achieve world domination.
Someone is using cats in experiments to develop a machine that can reverse the aging process, meanwhile a famous scientist (Dr Lancer) has gone missing, only for him to reappear looking 30 years younger. UNCLE agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are sent to investigate the plot in Europe - Illya is sent to London to discover who is abducting cats while Solo travels to Paris where Dr Lancer's daughter is working as a fashion model. They uncover a plot by female members of the fashion business to develop the anti-aging machine for their own use, however the suave THRUSH agent Jordin has other plans. Thus a race begins between UNCLE and THRUSH to take control of the machine.Written by
Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"
This motion picture originally aired on NBC@10:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, February 4 and Friday, February 11, 1966 as the 49th & 50th episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), "The Bridge Of Lions Affair" (Parts 1 and 2). See more »
I vaguely remember The Man from Uncle TV series repeats as a kid but only got reacquainted with the show when the spliced together movies were regularly shown in the 1980s when its campy nature was more apparent.
In this film, no spy seems to be missing unless you count Kuryakin wandering around the Soho area of London looking for pussy. I mean the four legged kind even though the producers would had been well aware that Soho was a notorious red light district!
The plot involves reversing the ageing process and cats have been used for the experiments hence why Kuryakin is looking for missing cats in a studio bound London setting.
Napoleon Solo gets to chase ladies as well as making sure THRUSH does not get the youth rejuvenating formula with a plot of a senior diplomat being at risk of being kidnapped, de-aged and put under the control of THRUSH.
It is all very silly, all shot in California with the tunes of Rule Brittania every time the setting moves to England.
Bernard Fox is the standout as the THRUSH villain Jordin who brings the right balance of menace and humour.
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