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Monday, July 19, 2010

TV FLASHBACK : THE MAN FROM UNCLE .. THE GALATEA AFFAIR . 1966

MGM TELEVISION
Presents
THE MAN FROM UNCLE
Starring
   ROBERT VAUGHN as Napoleon Solo

  DAVID McCALLUM  as Illya Kuryakin

  NOEL HARRISON as Mark Slate

  LEO G CARROLL as Alexander Waverly

         JOAN COLLINS as Rosy/ Baroness Bibi De Chasseur
Climax in the wine cellar!
Joan's split personality!
JOAN as Rosy with NOEL HARRISON AS Mark
NOEL HARRISON WITH STEFANIE POWERS & LEO G CARROLL IN THE GIRL FROM UNCLE
                                                                                                                                                                  Joan played a dual role in this episode of the cult classic series "The Man From Uncle" from 1966. This now cult series starred her old RADA mate David McCallum along with Robert Vaughn, although Vaughn only turns up in the opening set-up and closing scenes to whisk Joan's character the Baroness off to lunch. In reality he was guesting on the spin off "The Girl From Uncle", starring an old friend of Joan's, Stefanie Powers. On that show her sidekick was Mark Slate , played by Noel Harrison (son of Rex).. who turns up here to fill in for Vaughn's character who contracted pneumonia in the opening scenes!
JOAN Undercover as Baroness Bibi
Solo (Vaughn) and Kuryakin (McCallum), are in Venice when they spy Baroness Bibi De Chasseur (Joan), passing on a list of the best THRUSH agents to a mystery accomplice in a gondola. After they are shot at by a THRUSH speedboat, our heroes dive into the canal, Solo catches pneumonia and can't continue with the mission and is replaced by agent Mark Slate (Harrison) .  The story sees our agents spot Rosy Shlagenheimer a nude entertainer dressed or undressed as Lady Godiva riding around a sleazy bar.. apart from her heavy Bronx accent, she is a ringer for the Baroness. Their plan is to replace the Baroness with Rosy, after they give her some classes in refinement, a mission in itself! But THRUSH discover the plan and they switch them back to fool our heroes! All in all a fun episode, with Joan in good form in the dual role of the common Rosy and the classy and elegant Baroness Bibi..
Rosy about to be transformed into the Baroness

"The Man From Uncle" ran on NBC from 1964 to 1968.. It feature the adventures of two agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin who work for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement  (UNCLE)...Their enemies whom they fought every week were called THRUSH, an agency set on taking over the world... The series also starred Leo G.Carroll as boss Alexander Waverly, with Barbara Moore joining the team as Lisa Rogers in season 4.  "The Man From Uncle" a definite cult classic...