Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Return to Movies (Part 2)

Pleased with the overseas box-office success of To Trap a Spy, MGM decided in 1965 to release another feature consisting of the episode "The Double Affair" with new footage added to extend it to 90 minutes or so.
And, this time, they put the flick in American theatres as well!
You'll note that the American poster mentions U.N.C.L.E. and the fact you'd see the characters in color.
That's because the TV series' first season was produced and aired in black and white, a common practice since most American households still had b/w TV sets!
Here's the trailer for the film...
In 1966 both films were released as a double-feature in response to a similar move by United Artists doing the same thing with their earlier James Bond films (and raking in big bucks doing so)...
At this point, the TV show was both in color and at the height of its' popularity, so the posters no longer needed to play up the "in color" angle!
The feature film fun continues...tomorrow!
BTW, you can catch the Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series Sunday nights at 10pm ET/7pm PT on MeTV as part of their...
...lineup which also includes the original Mission: Impossible, Get Smart, and, The Saint!

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