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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

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James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

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Storyline

George Lazenby steps into the role of James Bond and is sent on his first mission. For help with Draco, he must becomes very close friends with her daughter, Tracy, and heads off to hunt down Ernst Stavro Blofeld one more time. This takes him to Switzerland, where he must pose as Sir Hilary Bray to find out the secret plan of Blofeld. The facility is covered with Blofeld's guards and well as his hench-woman, Irma Bunt. What has Blofeld got in mind this time? Bond keep up this act for much longer? and are ALL Bond girls safe? Written by simon

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Release Date:

18 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,800,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Connery later said that he would have preferred to do a Bond film like this one, as opposed to You Only Live Twice (1967). See more »

Goofs

Flipped shot: In one shot where both Bond and Draco are shown in the cockpit, the Huey behind them has the tail rotor on starboard but all other shots show the tail rotors on port. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Q: I've been saying for years, sir, that our special equipment is obsolete. And now, computer analysis reveals an entirely new approach: miniaturization. For instance, radioactive lint. When placed in an opponent's pockets, the anti-personnel and location fix seems fairly obvious.
M: What we want is a location fix on 007.
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During the opening credits, images are shown of Bond girls and villains. (This is the first Bond movie since Goldfinger to feature previous movies' footage in its credits.) Specifics are as follows. *First Set. *Honey Ryder from Dr. No (1962), standing on the beach. *Dr. No from the same, in front of his underground aquarium. *Tatiana Romanova from From Russia with Love (1963), messing around with her hair. *Pussy Galore from Goldfinger (1964), in the barn scene. *Second Set. *The title character from Goldfinger. *Assorted Bond girls from the Goldfinger (1964) / Thunderball (1965) era. *The "Flaming Car Crash" scene from Thunderball (1965). *Third set. *Emilio Largo, the main villain from Thunderball. *Aki, Kissy Suzuki, and a swordsman from You Only Live Twice (1967). *Blofeld's volcano lair exploding from the end of the same. Note the strategic absence of Blofeld from You Only Live Twice, as Blofeld is played by a different actor in this film. See more »

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Soundtracks

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(uncredited)
Written by John Barry
Performed by The John Barry Orchestra
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pretty good
19 November 2004 | by (Washigton, DC) – See all my reviews

This James Bond movie was pretty good. Lazenby is no Connery but surprisingly does fine here. Peter Hunt did a very good part in introducing Lazenby before the theme is played. The theme itself by the master John Barry is one of the best in the series. Lazenby also handles the fighting scenes well even though these scenes at times feel a little choppy. He also did a great job with the final scene. Having said that I'm happy that he did not do more James Bond movies despite originally being signed up for 7 JB movies. It was great seeing Connery in the next movie even though he looked older than his years & Moore's portrayal as JB was refreshing. What is sad is that Lazenby did not get many offers after this movie. He was supposed to have done a movie with Bruce Lee but Lee died & prevented this from happening. Now Lazenby says that if he had to de-do things he would have liked to have done another JB movie. I'm not sure that this would have helped his acting career since he would have still broken his contract with Broccoli. He should have done like Connery, asked for producers to finance movies that he played in.


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