The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
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The Deadly Toys Affair 

The son of a Thrush scientist is one of the most brilliant minds ever. UNCLE seeks to prevent the boy from ever working for Thrush.


John Brahm


Robert Hill, Sam Rolfe (developer)




Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly
Angela Lansbury ... Elfie van Donck
Diane McBain ... Joanna Lydecker
Arnold Moss ... Noubar Telemakian
John Hoyt ... Aristide
Gil Perkins ... Dr. Armand Warshowsky (Boris in credits)
Ernst Winters Ernst Winters ... Basil Reverditti
Christopher Essay Christopher Essay ... Steward
Gloria Neil Gloria Neil ... Sarah
Jay North ... Bartlett Warshowsky


The son of a Thrush scientist is one of the most brilliant minds ever. UNCLE seeks to prevent the boy from ever working for Thrush.

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Release Date:

12 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A young Angela Lansbury appears here. Best known as Jessica Fletcher in "Murder She Wrote" and a crossover on "Magnum PI". See more »


During the conversation about killing the boy's father, of which the boy has eavesdropped, Telemakian stated that one thing that the boy could have available to him is "his very own Van Allen Belt".

The Van Allen Belt is a zone of energy around the Earth. It is possible that Telemakian meant a "Van de Graaff generator" which uses a BELT to generate static electricity. See more »


Joanna Lydecker: [Illya is improvising an escape from a meat locker] Camp fires at a time like this. What are you trying to be, a Boy Scout?
Illya Kuryakin: Perhaps. It's an admirable organization. Now, if you'll put your fingers in your ears and take refuge behind that haunch of beef.
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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Better than average 2nd season episode
22 September 2016 | by rlegro-80330See all my reviews

A uniformly superior guest cast greatly aids this installment. Solo and Kuryakin are trying to prevent THRUSH from glomming onto a boy genius whose father early in the action meets a bizarre and series-typical, roundabout end. The boy is played by Jay North, who a few years earlier was TV's "Dennis the Menace." North is just right for the part. Other luminaries contributing to the fun include Diane McBain, John Hoyt, Arnold Moss, and Angela Lansbury (who gobbles up everyone else in her scenes). Vaughn and Callum are at their whimsical best portraying UNCLE's best. In a departure from norm, their characters both get to make a run at this episode's femme fatale, played by the lovely McBain with a more than usual action bent. Hand-held exterior camera shots - - another trademark of the series -- contribute to what, in the mid-60s, was production quality superior to most TV network action series of the time. This episode makes several allusions to earlier installments, including having one of our heroes and the femme of the moment hanging in a dank room and toy planes as weapons (the series predicted weapons drones). A "goof" noted on this episode's IMDb main page is not actually erroneous. Solo is indeed Section 2, Number 1, i.e., UNCLE's top enforcement agent, as was established in Season 1 (Solo identifies himself as such). The numbers on UNCLE security badges are not meant to correspond to the agent's place in the organization's hierarchy.

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