One Spy Too Many
One Spy Too Many starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum is the 1966 feature-length film version of The Man from U. N. C. L. E.'s two-part season two premiere "Alexander the Greater Affair". It is the third such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. In this instance, the film took the two-part episode and added in a subplot featuring Yvonne Craig as an U. N. C. L. E. Operative carrying on a flirtatious relationship with Napoleon Solo. Both episodes were directed by Joseph Sargent, it added in and substituted scenes that, while not out of place in a 1960s U. S. spy film, were more explicitly sexual than shown on U. S. television at the time. Whereas the earlier U. N. C. L. E. Films added material to a single episode to create a feature-length movie, "One Spy Too Many" removed certain elements of the two-part episode to allow for the added subplot with Craig and other enhanced scenes within the film’s overall running time; this was the last film culled from the series to be theatrically released in the U.
S.. The film opens with Alexander stealing a chemical weapon from a military base; the weapon causes an enemy’s troops to lose the will to fight, thereby making conquest in battle far easier. This is part of Alexander’s dual goal: to conquer the world in the manner of Alexander the Great and to break each of the major moral codes in so doing. U. N. C. L. E. Becomes involved after the theft of the weapon and agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are assigned. Searching for Alexander is his estranged wife Tracey, although her motive is to serve him with divorce papers. Through a series of coincidences, Solo and Tracey end up joining forces; as a result, they are at various times captured, left to die in an elaborate way in an Egyptian tomb, otherwise thwarted by Alexander throughout the film. Alexander believes that if he is able to assist a military junta in the takeover of a small country that he can use that country as a base for world conquest. By careful planning, he combines his final violation of a commandment - killing the country’s leader - with the takeover of the country and the start of his march toward global domination.
Intervention by U. N. C. L. E. Prevents the assassination, during his escape Alexander is killed by his own accomplice Kavon. Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin Rip Torn as Alexander Dorothy Provine as Tracey Alexander Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly Yvonne Craig as "Control" David Opatoshu as Mr. Kavon David Sheiner as Parviz James Hong as Prince Phanong Donna Michelle as Princess Nicole Cal Bolder as Ingo Lindstrum List of American films of 1966 One Spy Too Many on IMDb One Spy Too Many at Rotten Tomatoes New York Times Review from 1966
The Spy in the Green Hat
The Spy in the Green Hat is a 1967 feature-length film version of The Man from U. N. C. L. E.'s third season two-part episode "The Concrete Overcoat Affair". The episodes were broadcast in the United States on November 25, 1966 and December 2, 1966 on NBC; the film was directed by Joseph Sargent and written by Peter Allan Fields with the story by David Victor. It, as does the television series, stars David McCallum, it is the fifth such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. Unlike the four earlier feature movies, The Spy in the Green Hat made only minimal changes to the episodes; the musical cues were the same, no major scenes were added or removed. What was changed was the addition of some short scenes that are more violent and disturbing than shown on American network television at the time. For example, the deaths of Luger and von Kronen are shown longer and in more detail than on television. Pia Monteri is shown in the film nude from the back, but on television that portion was edited out.
And Miss Diketon has lines in the film that, as enthusiastically delivered by Janet Leigh, make clear the sensual pleasure she receives from both inflicting and receiving pain. Those lines were removed for the television version; the titular “Spy in the Green Hat” is Mr. Thaler of THRUSH, played by Will Kuluva. Kuluva had played the head of U. N. C. L. E. as Mr. Allison in the unaired pilot for the series, his character was replaced by Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly. Solo and Kuryakin are assigned to infiltrate a THRUSH secret base located in a Sicillian winery; the base is run by Louis Strago, who in conjunction with former Nazi Dr. von Kronen is planning to detonate atomic bombs in the Atlantic Ocean. The bombs will cause the Gulf Stream to divert, wreaking havoc in Europe and the United States and warming Greenland sufficiently for it to become a strategic new home for THRUSH; the agents are split up after an encounter with THRUSH, with Solo having to hide overnight in the house of Pia Monteri.
When Pia's grandmother learns of this, she considers it a disgrace to her family's reputation and insists at the end of a shotgun that Solo marry Pia. Solo manages to escape, but Pia and her grandmother enlist the aid of Pia's uncles to find him and return him for marriage, her uncles are the Stilleto brothers, Prohibition era gangsters in the U. S. who miss the "good old days". Solo escapes the wedding. Kuryakin and Pia are captured by Strago and taken to his island base from which the bombs will be launched. Tortured by Miss Diketon, Kuryakin is to be executed at a party held for Strago's immediate superior in THRUSH, Mr. Thaler. U. N. C. L. E. Learns of the plot thanks to Solo's efforts and sends an assault force to bomb the island, killing everyone on it. With Mr. Waverly's reluctant approval, Solo attempts a rescue of Kuryakin and Pia before the bombers attack. Strago's defenses prove too much and Solo finds himself allied with the Stilleto brothers - who have come to the island as well in search of Pia.
Miss Diketon betrays Strago due to his dismissal of her over a minor error, with her help U. N. C. L. E. and the Stilletos are able to stop the missile launch. Strago and von Kronen are killed in the process. Diketon dies in the fight, enjoying both the physical pain she is feeling and the fact that she saw Strago's plan fail. Pia's family stops trying to get Solo to marry her, the film ends with everyone enjoying an Italian dinner; the Spy in the Green Hat is the 1966 feature-length film version of The Man from U. N. C. L. E.'s third season two-part episode "The Concrete Overcoat Affair". The episodes were broadcast in the United States on November 25, 1966 and December 2, 1966 on NBC; the film was released on DVD in a collection package by Warner Archive Collection on November 2, 2011. List of American films of 1967 The Spy in the Green Hat on IMDb
Steve Forrest (actor)
Steve Forrest was an American actor, well known for his role as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in the short-lived television series S. W. A. T. Which ran from 1975 to 1976, he was known for his performance in Mommie Dearest. Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, the son of Annis and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. Forrest was the 12th of 13 children. One of his older brothers was film star Dana Andrews. Forrest enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. In 1950, he earned a bachelor's degree with honors from UCLA, majoring in theater with a minor in psychology, he worked as a stagehand at the La Jolla Playhouse outside San Diego. There Gregory Peck discovered him, cast him in La Jolla's production of Goodbye Again, arranged for Forrest's first screen test with MGM, where he was signed to a contract. Among Forrest's notable films were So Big, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor, The Longest Day, North Dallas Forty, Mommie Dearest.
He had cameo roles in the comedies Spies Like Us and Amazon Women on the Moon, the 2003 film version of S. W. A. T. Forrest was a trained vocalist, he made his debut on Broadway as prizefighter Bob Stanton in the 1958 production of The Body Beautiful opposite Mindy Carson, Jack Warden and Brock Peters. Forrest played U. S. Senator William Borah in the 1963 episode, "The Lion of Idaho", of the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days. In the story line, Borah as a young attorney defends a woman in Idaho, on a murder charge. In 1965, Forrest and his family moved to London, where he starred as John Mannering in the title role of the British crime drama The Baron, his other television credits included The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Storefront Lawyers, S. W. A. T. Hollywood Wives, Rod Serling's hour-long Twilight Zone episode "The Parallel". On a 1969 episode of Gunsmoke titled "Mannon" he portrayed Will Mannon reprised the character 18 years for the 1987 television film Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge with James Arness.
Jock Ewing, the character played by Jim Davis in the television series Dallas from 1978 to 1981, was presumed to have been killed in a helicopter crash during the 1981-82 season, although Jock's body was never found. In the 1986-87 season of Dallas, Steve Forrest played Wes Parmalee, a man who claimed to be Jock Ewing. Forrest married Christine Carilas on December 23, 1948, they had three sons: Michael and Stephen. A accomplished golfer, Forrest played in charity tournaments, including, on the American team, at the Bing Crosby Great Britain vs. U. S. A. Tournament at Gleneagles course. Forrest died on May 18, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, aged 87, from undisclosed causes. Steve Forrest on IMDb Steve Forrest at the Internet Broadway Database Steve Forrest at AllMovie Obituary - Hollywood Reporter Obituary - Dignity Memorial
The Man (1972 film)
The Man is a 1972 political drama film directed by Joseph Sargent and starring James Earl Jones. Jones plays Douglass Dilman, the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, who succeeds to the presidency through a series of unforeseeable events, thereby becoming both the first African American president and the first wholly unelected one; the screenplay, written by Rod Serling, is based upon The Man, a novel by Irving Wallace. In addition to being the first black president more than thirty-six years before the real-world occurrence, the fictional Dilman was the first president elected to neither that office nor to the Vice Presidency, foreshadowing the real-world elevation of Gerald Ford by less than twenty-five months. In an interview with Greg Braxton of the Los Angeles Times that ran January 16, 2009, four days before Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, Jones was asked about having portrayed the fictional first black U. S. president on film. He replied: "I have misgivings about that one.
It was done as a TV special. Had we known it was to be released as a motion picture, we would have asked for more time and more production money. I regret that." President Fenton and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives are killed at a summit in Frankfurt, West Germany when the palace hosting the legation collapses. By law the serving President upon the death of the elected one, Vice President Noah Calvin is suffering from a terminal condition and refuses to assume the office. Arthur Eaton, the Secretary of State, corrects the popular assumption that he is the next in the line of succession, explaining that it had been amended by the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, that the next successor is the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, Douglass Dilman. Dilman, a Black man, arrives at the White House to assume office. Eaton's outspoken wife, berates her husband for not pushing to become President though it would violate the succession order. Eaton assures her.
In the morning and his advisers arrive at the Oval Office and Eaton begins maneuvering himself into a position as the "power behind the throne". Eaton gives Dilman a binder of briefing notes, including responses to news media questions that support the positions of the Fenton administration. Dilman meets the press for the first time as President, he follows Eaton's instructions. When Dilman stops to consult notes after each question, an aggressive reporter accuses Dilman of being a puppet. Eaton has it taken forward to the President. Dilman realizes that he's being manipulated, crumples Eaton's note, shoves the briefing binder aside, he proceeds under his own initiative, deciding that as President he will have to make his own decisions. Dilman, a political moderate, is confronted by both extremists about his skin color. Robert Wheeler, a young Black man, is sought for extradition by South Africa for an attempt to assassinate the defence minister of that country. Senator Watson introduces a bill that would require Congressional approval of any dismissal of a cabinet member by the President.
Eaton doesn't tell Dilman about it, but several Black congressmen have a meeting with Dilman to discuss their concerns. Dilman believes they are talking about a minority rights bill and pledges his support, until one of the congressmen corrects him. Dilman subsequently reprimands Eaton and a group of senior leaders, questioning why such an important bill is not being brought to his attention. Senator Watson visits the South African embassy; the ambassador comments. He shows a news film to Watson that proves Wheeler was in South Africa during the assassination attempt; the scandal threatens Dilman's Presidency. Dilman hands him over for extradition; the act alienates Wanda. Wheeler calls the President a "house nigger". Passion may drive you to the streets to throw a brick, but to buy a gun, plant an alibi and travel 5000 miles and kill a human being is bloodless, worthy of the selective morality of Adolf Eichmann." The President addresses reporters, explaining that some people think violence is the only answer, but he will rely on diplomacy and peaceful means.
He washes his hands of the Wheeler issue. A reporter asks. Dilman replies. To the tune of "Hail to the Chief," he is introduced to the party's National Convention. James Earl Jones as Douglass Dilman Martin Balsam as Jim Talley Burgess Meredith as Senator Watson Lew Ayres as Noah Calvin William Windom as Arthur Eaton Barbara Rush as Kay Eaton Georg Stanford Brown as Robert Wheeler Janet MacLachlan as Wanda Patric Knowles as South African Consul Martin E. Brooks as Wheeler's lawyer Simon Scott as Hugh Gaynor Film critic Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote in his review: "The Man, which opened yesterday at the Cinema I Theater, is the triumphantly short film version of Irving Wallace's endless novel about the first black President of the United States. At one time or another most of us have seen ceilings fall—in kitchens, in living rooms, in bathrooms—usually because of faulty plumbing. It's no fun and always a mess, with all, but this one was a whopper, being high and pr
White Lightning (1973 film)
White Lightning is a 1973 American action film directed by Joseph Sargent and starring Burt Reynolds as the main character Robert "Gator" McKlusky, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, R. G. Armstrong, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern, it was written by William W. Norton. Reynolds called the film "the beginning of a whole series of films made in the South, about the South and for the South. No one cares if the picture was distributed north of the Mason-Dixon line because you could make back the cost of the negative just in Memphis alone. Anything outside of, just gravy, it was a well done film. Joe Sargent is an excellent director. He's very good with actors, and it had some marvellous people in it. Ned Beatty for example. I had to fight like hell to get Ned in the film." Bobby "Gator" McKlusky is serving time in an Arkansas prison for running moonshine when he learns his younger brother Donny was murdered and that Sheriff J. C. Connors was the one behind it. Gator knows the sheriff is taking money from local moonshiners, so he agrees to go undercover for a federal agency to try to expose the sheriff.
His handlers force him onto Dude Watson - low-level whiskey runner. Watson has no choice but to cooperate because he himself is on federal parole. To get inside the local moonshine industry Gator gets a job running moonshine with Roy Boone, he starts an affair with Boone's girlfriend Lou. When the sheriff discovers Gator is working for the Feds, Connors sends his enforcer, Big Bear, to get him. Gator decides leading to an epic car chase finale. Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky Jennifer Billingsley as Lou Ned Beatty as Sheriff J. C. Connors Bo Hopkins as Rebel Roy Boone Matt Clark as Dude Watson Louise Latham as Martha Culpepper Diane Ladd as Maggie R. G. Armstrong as Big Bear Conlan Carter as Deputy Dabbs Greer as Pa McKlusky Lincoln Demyan as Warden John Steadman as Skeeter Iris Korn as Ma McKlusky Stephanie Burchfield as Jenny Barbara Muller as Louella Laura Dern as Sharon Anne, Maggie's daughter The film was called McKlusky, it was announced by Levy-Gardner-Laven in October 1971 as part of a seven-picture slate they intended to make for United Artists over two years.
It was an original script by Norton, who wrote for the producers. The villain of the script was based on the real life Sheriff Marlon Hawkins. Burt Reynolds' casting was announced in February 1972, he had worked with the writer and producers on Sam Whiskey. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, he had decided to direct White Lightning the same year. "I spent two-and-a-half months on the film," said Spielberg, "met Burt once, found most of the locations and began to cast the movie, until I realized it wasn't something that I wanted to do for a first film. I didn't want to start my career as a journeyman director. I wanted to do something, a little more personal." So he quit White Lightning and went to do Sugarland Express, which he found more challenging for three reasons, "the changing relationships among the trio in the car, the nature of'the chase', how to handle the digressions."Joseph Sargent signed to direct in May. Filming began 15 July 1972. Shooting took place around Little Rock Arkansas.
Hal Needham did stunts on the film. The film's music was written by A Nightmare on Elm Street's Charles Bernstein; some of this score was used by Quentin Tarantino in his 2003 film Kill Bill: Volume 1 and his 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Bernstein's score was released by Intrada Records in May 2010; the film has a score of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 6 reviews. Roger Greenspun of The New York Times called it "a awful movie" with "endless car chases, which are a crushing bore." Variety characterized the film as "hit-and-miss," adding, "Reynolds is quite up to all the demands of his smashing role, as he forges toward his goal. Too though, too much footage is devoted to incidentals that detract." Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote that "what sets'White Lightning' apart from a demolition derby is the special work of the entire cast in creating a believable world out of characters that we've seen countless times before... Only an abrupt ending keeps'White Lightning' from achieving some level of greatness."
Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times called it "that scarce commodity, a stirring, satisfying summer-weight entertainment... Reynolds delivers a varied, screen-commanding star turn, a pleasure to watch." Gary Arnold of The Washington Post wrote that the film "begins straight and starts messing around at random. The inevitable result is an expendable movie, neither straightforward crime melodrama nor consistent shaggy-dog comedy." Clyde Jeavons of The Monthly Film Bulletin declared, "Moonshine melodrama with a veneer of serious intent, planed away by Burt Reynold's frivolous acting and Joseph Sargent's weakness for car chases."A sequel, was released in 1976. On the TV series Archer, the film and its sequel are favorites of the title character, Sterling Archer, though he believes Gator to be the stronger installment, he gets the films confused, though, as he believes several key scenes from White Lightning to be in the sequel. Reynolds said the film "was a breakthrough in that area of blending comedy and action.
And it made a lot of money, so other people began trying to do the same thing. They thought,'Well, he smashed up sixty cars and it made a lot of money, so we'll do a hundred crashes.' But that had nothing to do with its success as a comedy." List of American films of 1973 White Lightning on
Somebody's Daughter is a 1992 television film starring Nicollette Sheridan, Nick Mancuso, Boyd Kestner, Michael Cavanaugh, Max Gail and Richard Lineback. It was written by Lauren Currier. Sara finds herself in danger after witnessing a murder. Somebody's Daughter on IMDb Somebody's Daughter at AllMovie