Tag Archives: Robert Vaughn

S.O.B. (1981) – reviewed by George

There are some real big laughs here, and a bunch of small ones too – delightful stuff. BUT the film is basically, at heart, a strong satire of Hollywood, full of rage and disappointment. The money-above-anything-else attitude of the system … Continue reading

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The Mind of Mr. Soames (1969) – reviewed by George

Thirty years ago in England a baby suffered a brain injury during birth. Now that baby, John Soames (Terence Stamp), lives at the Midland Institute of Neurophysiological Research and has never been conscious. But today an American surgeon, Dr. Bergen … Continue reading

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The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. – Season One, Episodes 1-3 (1966) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: The Dog-Gone Affair U.N.C.L.E. agent April Dancer (Stephanie Powers) is on a flight to Greece, hiding a small female dachshund, Putzi (Florentine’s Princess Heidi) in her large handbag under the adjoining empty seat. Unfortunately Thrush is suspicious and … Continue reading

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Robert Vaughn in “The Venetian Affair” (1966) – reviewed by George

A man is sitting at a table in a deserted square in Venice, his only company a few pigeons. A younger man wearing eyeglasses arrives and joins him. The elder says, “Alcott?”, and the younger replies,. “Shall we go, Mr. … Continue reading

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Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983) – reviewed by George

This may be a television movie, but it’s big, much bigger than the usual entry in this category. The remnants of Thrush have become a nuclear power by stealing a bomb, and they are blackmailing the USA with threats of … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 8: “How To Steal the World” (1968) – reviewed by George

This eighth and last movie made from U.N.C.L.E. episodes is the spawn of the two-parter “The Seven Wonders of the World Affair”, which comprised the final two episodes of the series. It seems very little changed; I think they just … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 7: “The Helicopter Spies” – reviewed by George

Using the two-parter “The Prince of Darkness Affair” as a basis, this movie actually has relatively few changes, the main one being that both times Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) visits Laurie Sebastian (Julie London) she has a man in her … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 6: “The Karate Killers” (1967) – reviewed by George

Based on the third season two-parter “The Five Daughters Affair”, this needed few additions to get to feature length, but some extra and some replacement footage is used. The plot involves a discovery by scientist Simon True (Jim Boles) of … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 5: The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) – reviewed by George

Thrush vs. The Mob. This movie is adapted from the two parter “The Concrete Overcoat Affair”, with additional footage added. The plot is unchanged. Thrush wants to divert the Gulf Stream in order to warm Greenland and make it Thrushland, … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 4: “The Spy with My Face” – reviewed by George

North of Melbourne a heavily guarded Thrush outpost, a huge mansion, is taken by Solo (Robert Vaughn) and his team quickly and ruthlessly. And then it turns out that we, like Serena (Senta Berger), were watching a film shot using … Continue reading

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