The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964)

50 mistakes in season 4

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The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: As he's sprawled unconscious on the floor of Valendros' cell, the position of Illya's arm keeps changing between shots.

00:19:10

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Factual error: Solo is supposedly in Iran, yet there are scores of women in the crowd wearing skimpy, sleeveless tops and mini-skirts. Even in the Shah's Westernized Iran of the 1960s, this was still a Muslim country. Women (including tourists) were not permitted to appear in public without "modestly" covering their arms and legs.

00:11:00

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (1) - S4-E15

Revealing mistake: Illya flies a helicopter to the Himalayas in search of Solo, and at the same time, Kingsley's men are loading an unconscious Solo into another copter. Not only do the two helicopters look suspiciously similar - they have the exact same registration number: N73959.

00:44:40 - 00:46:30

Jean G

The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: The stolen green sedan has normal windows in exterior shots. But in all the closer views (shot in-studio and processed with rear-screen projection), the car has no glass in its windshield.

00:41:00

Jean G

The Deadly Quest Affair - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Solo and Sheila are against a brick wall with a pipe just behind them as Karmak's leopard approaches. There's a long shot of them edging away to the left, away from the pipe. But in the next close-up, they're back at the same spot with the pipe behind them again.

00:41:55

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In close-up, the brainwashed Illya holds the Luger at an angle, close to his face. But when the shot cuts, he's suddenly holding it straight and much lower, level with his chest. Next close-up, it's back in the original position again.

00:40:10

Jean G

The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Greg pulls Christine into the alley. When he says, "It's no good," he's standing squarely face-to-face with her. But in the very next shot, he's moved to a side-on position with his head turned toward her.

00:30:55

Jean G

The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The positions of the fencing school students supposedly standing still behind Greg change constantly between shots as the instructor addresses them.

00:06:00

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In the intro, Illya shows Solo an automatic rifle he's retrieved after the shoot-out in the mausoleum. In full shot, he's holding his U.N.C.L.E. Special pistol in his right hand as he points to the logo on the rifle's stock. In the close-up insert of his hand, the Special disappears.

00:02:50

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Events in the opening recap here differ from those in the previous episode. At the end of part 1, Solo climbs the boat ladder with his hands still tied, loses balance and falls back to the deck. In part 2's recap, he gets his hands free immediately, and never climbs the ladder.

00:03:15

Jean G

The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Solo's little red sports car has an intact windshield in the studio processed shots (done indoors with rear-screen projection). But in all the outdoor shots of the car, the windshield is, for some strange reason, missing entirely.

00:24:20

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo and Coleman call Monica from the hotel, the shadow of the entire boom mike assembly is bobbing up and down on the wall above and behind them.

00:25:10

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Factual error: Apparently, U.N.C.L.E. bullets can do 180s. Illya fires at the fleeing Thrush limo from behind, and without hitting any of its other (closed) windows, somehow puts two bullets through the car's front windshield.

00:48:20

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the airfield, Illya stands near a bright red fuel truck marked "FLAMMABLE." Every time the shot changes, his position shifts from standing to the right of the final E to blocking it altogether.

00:23:35

Jean G

The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: The black Cadillac that pulls up to the guard house is a standard 60s Caddy with 4 doors, 2 bench seats and 4 passengers that we can see. But in the interior shot, there are 7 passengers sitting in a limo-sized Cadillac with a 3rd bench seat and 6 doors.

00:38:20

Jean G

The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: The antenna on the radio Solo steals from Febray keeps changing lengths between shots, even though he hasn't touched it.

00:44:20

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: The same extra - a lady in a green dress - who passed Solo twice in Part 1, is sitting behind Illya in the theatre here in Part 2. This lady certainly gets around.

00:26:15

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo is being marched out to face the firing squad, the shadows of the camera crew are captured twice on the white pillars surrounding Kingsley's swimming pool.

00:20:15

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: During the foot-chase through Tenza HQ, the Thrush gunman, with Illya in hot pursuit, races around a hallway corner. As Illya runs into the shot, the gunman's shadow reappears on the back wall, revealing the fact that the actor has stopped and is standing back there. Next shot, though, he's running down another corridor and through a door.

00:14:35

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Solo and Illya explore the ruined African village, Solo's collar and tie are open and loose in close-ups, but buttoned and pulled up tight in full shots.

00:01:30

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: While Solo is on the phone at the airport, the same female extra passes him twice. Both times, she's wearing the same green dress, but the second time, her hair is re-styled and she's carrying a different suitcase.

00:11:10

Jean G

The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Helga tries to slam the door and shouts, "Get away from me," her lips aren't moving at all.

00:29:25

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: The dust on Illya's tux lapel cleans itself off between takes when he pulls Monica out of the casino.

00:45:00

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: The framed photo Abaca picks up from the desk isn't the same one he shows Solo in the next shot. It's not even the same size or shape.

00:26:00

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: The white 1967 Plymouth Valiant that's pushed off the cliff suddenly turns into a much older 1950s sedan when it goes over, revealing that the crash is stock footage.

00:40:30

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Carlos asks Illya if he's an American, and Illya nods in agreement. He's not undercover and has no reason to lie, so maybe he's suffering from temporary amnesia. He's a Russian citizen working for an international organization HQ'd in New York. He lived in the US, but was never an American.

00:04:20

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Annie's U.N.C.L.E. visitor badge disappears between the hall and the doorway when Illya takes her into the reception room.

00:06:20

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sebastian grabs the prism from the safe, the rope he's just used to suspend himself from the ceiling has become a simple noose, rather than the elaborate harness it had been a few moments earlier.

00:43:35

Jean G
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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Greg is preparing to blow up the dam in Athens, he unpacks the items in his suitcase. A pair of red smoke grenades and at least one hand grenade appear in the suitcase out of thin air.

00:45:50

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Solo & Illya enter the elevator and Solo says, "That's an exciting prospect," his lips aren't moving in sync with the words.

00:09:55

Jean G

The Deadly Quest Affair - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: A large piece of the drinking glass Illya smashes has already fallen out before he breaks it.

00:19:40

Jean G

The Survival School Affair - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Cutter demonstrates the loop-tightening garrote by pulling on it until it's a tiny 1-inch circle. But when Illya picks it up in the next shot, it's returned itself to its original 6-inch loop size.

00:05:05

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Solo leaps from a roof, appears to get shot, and lands on his back with his tie flipped up over his face and his coat hiked up. In the very next shot, though, his tie and coat have both straightened themselves out nicely, and his arms have completely changed positions.

00:42:55

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Audio problem: A member of Kingsley's army asks if Solo had a pleasant rest after the captured agent wakes up. But the man's line is partially obliterated by a loud pop and a sound drop-out.

00:13:40

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya watch as the gas chamber is lowered from the ceiling. In front view, they're standing just inches apart. But in all the reverse angles, they're more than a foot from each other.

00:31:10

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Audio problem: Kingsley is ordering Harmon to go ahead and hold the executions - but his voice is so badly overdubbed that his line is almost unintelligible.

00:23:40

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: When the bull charges Solo, chases him over the gate and then slams its horns into the wood, you can see the stick used to operate the fake bull's head. A large section of it is visible just behind the mock-up's neck.

00:34:45

Jean G

The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: Morton turns on the gas in the vault by pushing the toggle switch on the wall downward. When he turns it off a few scenes later, he pushes the same switch down again.

00:25:30

Jean G

The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Febray apologizes to Illya for telling Thrush how to repair the molelecutronic gun, Illya's hand disappears from Febray's shoulder between shots, without Illya actually moving it.

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Thrush guards are blocking the exit gate to the private casino, the guard on the left has his hands clasped together in front of him, then training a gun on the casino players. The guard on the right also has his gun in his right hand, which then switches to his left.

00:45:55

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Partridge and Dr. Ieago are watching the brainwashed Illya attempting to kill Napoleon on their television screen, the pair switch places between shots. Dr. Ieago is initially sitting down, with Partridge standing up behind him. Then Partridge is sitting down, with Ieago standing up.

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are following Christine to find Greg, Napoleon turns on the car radar and turns the knob with his left hand. When the shot cuts, he's now turning the dial knob with his right hand.

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Audio problem: When Napoleon realizes that the package Christine gives him is actually a bomb, his mouth isn't in sync with the word when he says "Duck, quick."

00:35:15

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are on the flight to Austria, Illya receives a call from Mr. Waverly on his communicator. Instead of the pen nib, the gold microphone cap is visibly already in place; Illya takes it out and pretends to turn it over before replacing it.

00:14:00

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Napoleon and Illya are caught in the steam room, and Illya is trying to pick the door lock, Napoleon's mouth doesn't move in sync with the words when he says, "Make it work. Try forcing it." His mouth then stops moving entirely while he's still talking, and then starts moving again when he stops.

00:40:40

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Beldon is exposed as the Thrush double agent, the pistol he has trained on Napoleon and Illya switches hands between two consecutive shots.

00:37:35

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Helga is trying to bargain with Mr. Beldon in exchange for confessing to be the Thrush double agent, Mr. Beldon comments, "We have exactly five minutes before..." A completely different voice has dubbed over the word "five".

00:32:50

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The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: Laura fires at the wall, leaving a bullet hole near Waverly's head. In the next shot, as they're effecting their escape, the bullet hole has disappeared.

00:44:05

Jean G

The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya park their big Chrysler convertible in front of Del Floria's and go inside. The shot then cuts to the tailor shop's interior with a view of the street through the window, and the car they just parked out front is nowhere to be seen.

00:00:20

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are trying to escape from the steam room, and Illya accidentally drops the key to the door, Napoleon points to where he thinks the key is with his right hand, with his left hand resting on the bench above him. When they finally find the key, Napoleon's left hand is pointing at its location.

00:40:25

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Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm an enforcement agent in Section Two here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number One in Section One. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.

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Trivia

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s" original working title was "Solo," and its lead character was named for a spy with a minor role in one of Ian Fleming's early Bond novels. U.N.C.L.E. producer Norman Felton had a handshake agreement with Fleming to use the name and to develop "Solo" as a TV spy series. But the Bond film franchise had other ideas, reneged on the agreement on Fleming's behalf, and sued, forcing the title change. Felton prevailed only in retaining the character's name: Napoleon Solo.

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