The Man from U.N.C.L.E./The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2)
Season 3, Episode 12
Airdate December 2, 1966
Production Number 8434
Written by Peter Allan Fields (teleplay), David Victor (story)
Directed by Joseph Sargent
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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) is the twelfth episode of the third season of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and the seventy-first episode overall.

Guest Star:Jack Palance (Louis Strago)

Special Guest Star: Janet Leigh (Miss Diketon)

Also Starring: Eduardo Cianelli, Allen Jenkins, Jack LaRue (The Stilletto Brothers)

And: Leticia Roman (Pia Monteri)

Co-Starring: Ludwig Donath (Dr. Von Krunen), Will Kuluva (Mr. Thaler)

Featuring: Penny Santon (Grandmama), Frank Puglia (Padre), Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom (Crunch Battaglia), Elisha Cook (Arnold), Clarke Gordon (Officer)


Plot Overview

Strago and his men crash the wedding party for Solo and Pia and takes Pia hostage. Illya and Napoleon must go to Italy and rescue her, but the arrival of the Stilletto brothers complicates things. Napoleon manages to get them to help stop Strago and Von Krunen and rescue Pia, and they also get help from Miss Diketon, Strago's put-upon personal secretary, who wants to see her boss squirm.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Act I: "Mr. Solo Is Coming Into Range"

Act II: "She Even Makes Thrush Blush"

Act III: "I Bring Lucretia Borgia"

Act IV: "Water, Water, Everywhere..."

THRUSH leader Thaler is played by Will Kuluva, who played UNCLE Chief Mr. Allison in the pilot episode, "The Vulcan Affair". He was replaced by Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly after NBC execs said they didn't like that guy "Ku..., Ku..., Ku...", to which Norman Felton responded "Kuluva?" "Yes, that's him! We don't like him! Get rid of him!", responded the NBC brass. It wasn't until the second episode aired that NBC asked Felton why the blonde guy was still there...they wanted him to get rid of the character Illya Kuryakin, not the actor Will Kuluva!

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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