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One of Our Spies Is Missing (1966)

The Man from UNCLE TV series began as a spoof of James Bond but took off with a life – albeit a mechanical one – of its own.

This is one of the classier feature outings, with Robert Vaughn as the indomitable Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as impassive Illya Kuryakin in an adventure that lives up to its title and to the series’ hallmarks of well-groomed suspense and jingly music.

Cats by the dozen are being stolen by a band of cat-nappers suspected of being THRUSH agents as Solo and Kuryakin set out to find the reasons behind the mysterious goings-on.

Their search leads them to a fashionable Paris fur salon run by glamorous young Madame De Sala (Vera Miles) who, in collaboration with Alexander Gritsky (Harry Davis), has developed a rejuvenation formula which will restore youth to Sir Norman Swickert, a 90-year old British political power whom she has loved from childhood.

With Sir Norman’s youth restored, Madame De Sala hopes to return him to politics and, by making him dependent on the formula, satisfy her lust for power by ruling through him as his wife. British actor Maurice Evans plays the Churchillian politician with a motto for every occasion.

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Napoleon Solo
Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin
David McCallum
Mr Waverly
Leo G Carroll
Madame de Sala
Vera Miles
Sir Norman Swickert
Maurice Evans
Joanna Sweet
Ann Elder
Jordin
Bernard Fox
Alexander Gritsky
Harry Davis
Lorelei Lancer
Dolores Faith
Do Do
Ahna Capri
Wanda
Yvonne Craig
Olga
Monica Keating

Director
E Darrell Hallenbeck