The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
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The Giuoco Piano Affair 

Solo and Kuryakin pursue Gervaise Ravel and Harold Bufferton, the surviving conspirators of The Quadripartite Affair. To draw them out of hiding, Solo will use Marion Raven as bait and ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Alan Caillou, Sam Rolfe (developed by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly
Jill Ireland ... Marion Raven
Anne Francis ... Gervaise Ravel
John Van Dreelen ... Harold Bufferton
James Frawley ... Lieutenant Manuera
Gordon Gilbert Gordon Gilbert ... Mr. Smith
Jon Silo Jon Silo ... Alfonso Figueroa
Martin Garralaga ... Doctor
John Garwood ... Ship's Officer
Norman Felton Norman Felton ... Chess Player
Sam Rolfe Sam Rolfe ... Texan
Joseph Calvelli Joseph Calvelli ... Writer
Richard Donner ... Inebriate (as Dick Donner)
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Storyline

Solo and Kuryakin pursue Gervaise Ravel and Harold Bufferton, the surviving conspirators of The Quadripartite Affair. To draw them out of hiding, Solo will use Marion Raven as bait and utilize a variation of the Guioco Piano chess opening to make the operation a success. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jill Ireland was at one point going to become a recurring guest-star, with her character Marion becoming Illya's girlfriend. This idea was dropped, although Ireland, real-life wife of series star David McCallum, would appear again in different roles. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene on the Andes mountain, an U.N.C.L.E. agent stops near the top and takes refuge under an overhanging rock that creates a natural alcove, as he uses his radio to report his status. When a helicopter circles above him, the camera point of view from the helicopter shows him sitting on the open field at the top of that overhanging rock. A second later, after a rocket is launched from the helicopter, the next camera angle shows the agent back at the alcove below the overhanging rock. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Solo: Do you play chess, Miss Ravel?
Gervaise Ravel: No... I'd rather not to.
Napoleon Solo: [examining a small revolver that was part of her masquerade as Marie Antoinette] Fires two bullets.
Gervaise Ravel: One should be sufficient.
Napoleon Solo: The Giacco
[Giuco]
Napoleon Solo: Piano gambit: Bishop to bishop-four, tempting the queen to rashly move out to knight-three. And the Queen has no doubt, has she?
Gervaise Ravel: But your queen is a prisoner. I don't think I'll risk it. I'll call your bluff.
Napoleon Solo: Oh, it's not bluff. My white knight has gone to the rescue of my queen.
Gervaise Ravel: You don't have a ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Norman Felton's producing credit appears over an image of his cameo in the episode. See more »

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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