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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
John Hopkins (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1965 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
FANTASTIC 'BOND' SALE [Reissue poster] See more »
Plot:
James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Villain and the Best Bond Babes! See more (255 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Claudine Auger ... Domino

Adolfo Celi ... Largo

Luciana Paluzzi ... Fiona
Rik Van Nutter ... Felix Leiter

Guy Doleman ... Count Lippe
Molly Peters ... Patricia

Martine Beswick ... Paula

Bernard Lee ... 'M'

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Roland Culver ... Foreign Secretary

Earl Cameron ... Pinder
Paul Stassino ... Palazzi
Rose Alba ... Madame Boitier
Philip Locke ... Vargas
George Pravda ... Kutze
Michael Brennan ... Janni
Leonard Sachs ... Group Captain
Edward Underdown ... Air Vice Marshal
Reginald Beckwith ... Kenniston
Harold Sanderson ... Hydrofoil Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Bailey ... Radar Navigator (uncredited)
Gábor Baraker ... SPECTRE Representative (uncredited)
Amelia Bayntun ... Mrs. Karlski (uncredited)
Anthony Blackshaw ... Sentry at RAF Base (uncredited)
Dana Broccoli ... Cafe Martinique Dancer (uncredited)
Courtney Brown ... SPECTRE Diver (uncredited)

Ian Bulloch ... SPECTRE Henchman (uncredited)
Clive Cazes ... SPECTRE Number 9 (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Cecil Cheng ... SPECTRE Number 7 (uncredited)
Michael Culver ... Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ... Quist (uncredited)

Anthony Dawson ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
Henry Ford II ... Extra at the Nassau Casino (uncredited)

Jack Gwillim ... Senior RAF Staff Officer (uncredited)
Neil Hallett ... Vulcan Bomber Pilot (uncredited)

Diane Hartford ... Girl in Kiss Kiss Club (uncredited)
Philo Hauser ... Mr. Karlski (uncredited)
Patrick Holt ... Group Captain Dawson (uncredited)
Murray Kash ... SPECTRE Number 11 (uncredited)
Suzy Kendall ... Prue (uncredited)
John Ketteringham ... (uncredited)
George Leech ... Disco Volante Crewman (uncredited)
André Maranne ... SPECTRE Number 10 (uncredited)
Kevin McClory ... Man Smoking at Nassau Casino (uncredited)
Albert Michel ... Priest at Bouvar's Funeral (uncredited)
Mitsouko ... Madame LaPorte (uncredited)

Derek Partridge ... Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)

Eric Pohlmann ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice) (uncredited)
Lloyd Reckord ... Pinder's Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Emilio Largo (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Roy ... 006 (uncredited)
Charles Russhon ... Air Force Officer (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... Colonel Jacques Bouvar - SPECTRE #6 (uncredited)
Philip Stone ... SPECTRE Number 5 (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Dominique 'Domino' Derval (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Young 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
John Hopkins (screenplay)

Jack Whittingham (original screenplay)

Kevin McClory (original story) &
Jack Whittingham (original story) and
Ian Fleming (original story)

Produced by
Kevin McClory .... producer
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer (uncredited)
Harry Saltzman .... producer (uncredited)
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Hosler 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Murton 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Lamont (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
David Middlemas .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Ricou Browning .... second unit director: underwater sequences (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Michael White .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... property master (uncredited)
William Creighton .... carpenter: Vulcan Bomber mock-up (uncredited)
Peter Lamont .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
Norman Wanstall .... dubbing editor
Lionel Strutt .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
Frank George .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... special effects technician (uncredited)
James Snow .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray Andrew .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Bernard Barnsley .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyne Boren .... underwater sequences stunt double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Courtney Brown .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Courtney Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch .... stunts (uncredited)
Yvan Chiffre .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Clegg .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
John McLaughlin .... underwater sequences stunt double: Largo (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Harold Sanderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Guy Doleman (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Suiter .... flying stuntman (uncredited)
Gordy Yeager .... rocket belt pilot (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lamar Boren .... underwater cameraman: Underwater Sequences
John Winbolt .... camera operator
Egil S. Woxholt .... second unit cameraman (as Egil Woxholt)
Ray Andrew .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Oscar Barber .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Edmund Gibson .... underwater photographer (uncredited)
Richard Moore .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
George Pink .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Brady .... wardrobe master
Anthony Mendleson .... wardrobe designer
Anthony Sinclair .... suits: Sean Connery s
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Peter R. Hunt .... supervising editor (as Peter Hunt)
Ben Rayner .... assembly editor
Steve Cuiffo .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Monty Norman .... composer: The 'James Bond' theme
Vic Flick .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter (as Albert R.Broccoli)
Ricou Browning .... underwater director: Underwater Sequences
Joan Davis .... continuity girl
Frank Ernst .... location manager
Huntington Hartford .... Paradise Island sequences by courtesy of (as Mr Huntingdon Hartford)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater engineer: Underwater Sequences (as Jordan Klein)
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Bob Simmons .... action sequences by
Richard E. Batchelder .... underwater specialist (uncredited)
Lamar Boren .... double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch .... double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Charles Russhon .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ivan Tors .... supplier: divers and diving equipment (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
130 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:X (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material audio commentary) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1992) (2000) | USA:PG | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:GP (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ford produced a promotional film A Child's Guide to Blowing Up a Motor Car (1965) (TV) as a promotional film to tie-in with the release of the movie. The seventeen minute gently humorous short film was about a boy's visit with his godfather Uncle Denis to one of the movie's filming locations at Silverstone Racetrack, Northamptonshire, England. The end credits state "Made for the Film Library of FORD OF BRITAIN". It is available on the Thunderball DVD Ultimate Edition.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The VIP played by Roland Culver is called Home Secretary by M but in the end titles is listed as Foreign Secretary.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Madame LaPorte:The coffin - it has your initials: J.B.
Bond:At the moment, rather him than me.
Madame LaPorte:At least you've been saved the effort of removing him. Colonel Bouvar passed away in his sleep, so they tell me.
Bond:Mm...
Madame LaPorte:You sound disappointed you did not kill him yourself.
Bond:I am. Jacques Bouvar murdered two of my colleagues.
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FAQ

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17 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Great Villain and the Best Bond Babes!, 6 July 2004
Author: shepardjessica from sparks, nevada

This Bond film (the 3rd best; the others being From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and 4th would be Dr. No) has exotic locale, superb soundtrack, formidable bad-guy, the hottest real Bond gal (Claudine Auger as Domino), other hot chicks - Martine Beswick and Lucianna Paluzzi, and Sean's toupee still looked good before his final three Bond adventures.

There may have been too many Bond effects underwater in this one, but everything else about it makes up for the scuba scenes, which are necessary to the "plot". Adolfo Celi (Largo) had presence, great white hair, an eyepatch, and figured out Bond almost immediately. It flows with best scenery (Bond-wise) and had no major problems, although a tad long. A 7 out of 10. Recommended for 1965!

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