The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
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The Hong Kong Shilling Affair 

A single shilling is the object of a hunt between UNCLE and criminal groups in Hong Kong.


Alvin Ganzer


Alan Caillou, Sam Rolfe (developed by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly
Glenn Corbett ... Bernie Oren
Karen Sharpe ... Heavenly Cortelle
Gavin MacLeod ... Cleveland
Richard Kiel ... Merry
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Fauntleroy
Rick Traeger Rick Traeger ... Herr Schnuger
Martin Brandt ... Knopfagel
Anthony Eustrel ... Mr. Smith-Jones (as Antony Eustrel)
Ron Whelan Ron Whelan ... Comrade Voshnosh
Lilyan Chauvin ... Madame Claudile
Joseph V. Perry ... Max Wenzel (as Joe Perry)
Irene Tsu ... Jasmine


A single shilling is the object of a hunt between UNCLE and criminal groups in Hong Kong.

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Release Date:

15 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Glenn Corbett was injured when he leaped from a window of a set and fell between the mattresses below. As a result he was unable to film the final shot of this episode, and a new final scene had to be written in which Glenn's and the lady's arms can be seen waving from behind a counter. See more »


In the 1960s any Westerner in the HK police would not be in any rank lower than Lieutenant. Especially one as educated as "Sgt" Fauntleroy seems to be. See more »


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Emphasis on humor and a spirit of fun in this episode
9 July 2017 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

The James Bond films of the early 1960's were a combo of hard, exciting action; flirting and sexy women; some witty dialogue; interesting worldwide locations; and a look of big money on the screen, to sell it all. TV shows have never been able to really match all those elements, so they would pick and choose. That's this episode.

Alan Caillou, who wrote this and 6 other episodes, had a real life background of WWII intel work plus a police career in Africa. He had plenty of background to write realistic action if he wanted. Here he goes for humor and romance. Some familiar faces make this an especially fun show for we old TV hands: Glenn Corbett as an adventurous Yank tourist; Karen Sharpe as a very sexy, mysterious lady; Gavin McLeod as a bad guy; and Richard Kiel, pre-Bond films, as a henchman. Some fans, I think, yearn for the series to always lean more towards action and danger, but UNCLE always tried to have the witty, sexy aspect of some spy films. That's central to the series, as it is here. Karen and Glenn really shine in this outing.

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