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To Trap a Spy

To Trap a Spy

Don Medford (1966)

92min
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Review

Our Score
This first movie spin-off from the highly successful TV spy show The Man from UNCLE also stands as one of the best. Comprised mainly of footage from the pilot episode, it also contains additional new scenes that focus on the playboy exploits of Napoleon Solo, portrayed with devilish charm by Robert Vaughn - David McCallum as sidekick Illya Kuryakin hardly gets a look in. The femme fatale quota is enhanced for box-office appeal, with Luciana Paluzzi as a cold-hearted vamp, a role she played to perfection in the Bond movie Thunderball, while Patricia Crowley has fun, too, as a housewife-cum-spy. Never mind the thin plot - UNCLE agents must protect a visiting African diplomat from assassination - just feel the nostalgia.

Summary

Secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin try to prevent the head of a sinister criminal organisation from carrying out an assassination. Spy thriller, originally the pilot for TV series The Man from UNCLE, with Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Fritz Weaver and Patricia Crowley.

Cast & Crew

Napoleon Solo Robert Vaughn (1)
Illya Kuryakin David McCallum (1)
Elaine May Donaldson Pat Crowley
Vulcan Fritz Weaver
Angela Luciana Paluzzi
Ashumen William Marshall (2)
Mr Allison Will Kuluva
Director Don Medford
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: MGM Pictures Guidance: Contains some violence.

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