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Director:
Writers:
Simon Raven (additional dialogue)
Richard Maibaum (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
James Bond 007 is back! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Bond film See more (452 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Lazenby ... James Bond

Diana Rigg ... Tracy

Telly Savalas ... Blofeld

Gabriele Ferzetti ... Draco
Ilse Steppat ... Irma Bunt

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny

George Baker ... Sir Hilary Bray

Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Bernard Horsfall ... Campbell

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Yuri Borienko ... Grunther

Virginia North ... Olympe
Geoffrey Cheshire ... Toussaint

Irvin Allen ... Che Che
Terence Mountain ... Raphael (as Terry Mountain)
John Gay ... Hammond
James Bree ... Gebrüder Gumbold
Angela Scoular ... Ruby

Catherine Schell ... Nancy (as Catherina Von Schell)
Julie Ege ... The Scandinavian Girl
Mona Chong ... The Chinese Girl
Sylvana Henriques ... The Jamaican Girl
Sally Sheridan ... The American Girl (as Dani Sheridan)

Joanna Lumley ... The English Girl
Zaheera ... The Indian Girl (as Zara)
Anouska Hempel ... The Australian Girl (as Anoushka Hempel)
Ingrid Back ... The German Girl (as Ingrit Back)
Helena Ronee ... The Israeli Girl
Jenny Hanley ... The Irish Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Ammon ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)

Honor Blackman ... Pussy Galore (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Brandon ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)
George Cooper ... Waiter (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford ... Waiter (uncredited)
John Crewdson ... Draco's Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
David de Keyser ... Draco (voice) (uncredited)
Takis Emmanuel ... Kleff (uncredited)

Judy Geeson ... Allergy Patient Piz Gloria (uncredited)
Thomas Gould ... Blofeld's Man (uncredited)
Richard Graydon ... Draco's Driver (uncredited)
Brian Grellis ... Aide to Sir Hilary Bray (uncredited)
Reg Harding ... Waiter (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt ... Man Reflected in Universal Export Sign (uncredited)
Dudley Jones ... Hall Porter (uncredited)
George Leech ... Strangled SPECTRE Skier (uncredited)
Martin Leyden ... Chef de Jeu Hussier (uncredited)

Bessie Love ... American Guest (uncredited)
Norman McGlen ... Janitor (uncredited)
Bill Morgan ... Kleff, Draco's Man (uncredited)
Willy Oehrli ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)

Luciana Paluzzi ... Fiona Volpe (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steve Plytas ... Greek Tycoon (uncredited)
Lenny Rabin ... Casino Guest (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Casino Baccarat Official (uncredited)
Guerra Rugosto ... Waiter (uncredited)
Andreas Schlunegger ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)
Hans Schlunegger ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... American Guest (uncredited)
Salli Tomaso ... Waiter (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Joseph Vasa ... Piz Gloria Receptionist (uncredited)
Rudi Wehren ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)
Brian Worth ... Manuel (uncredited)
Bruno Zryd ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)
Stefan Zürcher ... Piz Gloria Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
 
Writing credits
Simon Raven (additional dialogue)

Richard Maibaum (screenplay)

Ian Fleming  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Reed (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Glen 
 
Production Design by
Syd Cain 
 
Art Direction by
Robert W. Laing  (as Bob Laing)
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Lamont 
 
Costume Design by
Marjory Cornelius 
 
Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
David Middlemas .... production supervisor
Hubert Fröhlich .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
John Glen .... second unit director
Anthony Squire .... stock car sequence director
 
Art Department
Terry Ackland-Snow .... draftsman (uncredited)
Maurice Cain .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Nicholas Stevenson .... dubbing editor
Maurice Askew .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick L. Almanza .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration) (as Patrick Almanza)
Shawn Evertsen .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Alfonso Guerrero Jr. .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Stephanie Middler .... project manager: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Daniel Ortiz .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Alan Silvers .... producer: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Cliff Culley .... matte artist (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... damage artist/supervisor: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (uncredited)
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George Leech .... stunt arranger
Gillian Aldam .... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... ski double: Bond (uncredited)
David Brandon .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... stunts: Bunt henchman (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
John Eaves .... stunt skier (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
John Gallant .... stunts (uncredited)
Erich Glavitza .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunt double: George Lazenby (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunts (uncredited)
Heinz Lau .... bobsleigh stunt double: Bond (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Luki Leitner .... stunt double: George Lazenby (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunt double: Blofeld (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunt double: George Lazenby (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Zimmerman .... bobsleigh stunt double: Blofeld (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Barbey .... ski cameraman
Willy Bogner .... ski cameraman (as Willy Bogner Jnr.)
Roy Ford .... second unit cameraman
John Jordan .... aerial cameraman
Alec Mills .... camera operator
Egil S. Woxholt .... second unit cameraman (as Egil Woxholt)
Adrian Biddle .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Martin Body .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Paul Howarth .... 4K film scanning: Lowry Digital Images (2006 restoration)
Joe Parisella .... colorist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration) (as Joseph Parisella)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Hal David .... lyricist
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Erich Glavitza .... rally driver and consultant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Joan Davis .... continuity
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
John Crewdson .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"O.H.M.S.S." - International (English title) (informal short title), UK (promotional abbreviation)
"OHMSs" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
142 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1978) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1969) | Iceland:12 | India:U/A | Ireland:PG | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/18 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2000) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1995) (2000) | USA:M (original rating) (Approved No. 22153) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1994) | West Germany:16
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
George Lazenby was previously a car salesman with a part time job as a male model. He was also well-known in Britain as "The Big Fry man," after the chocolate bar commercials he starred in, carrying an outsize bar on his hunky shoulder.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bond meets Blofeld for the first time Blofeld starts to undo the buttons on his jacket. When we next cut back to Blofeld, his buttons are all done up.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Swiss Movement (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
James Bond ThemeSee more »

FAQ

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57 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Great Bond film, 14 March 2008
Author: ametaphysicalshark from prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" is a sadly under-appreciated Bond film which is stylishly-directed and features an outstanding score, like most of these early Bond films. Other than a silly self-referential line in the teaser and some sappy romantic montages, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" is a thrilling adventure which sees Bond traveling to the Swiss Alps to encounter villains and partake in dangerous action sequences.

It sounds like a Bond film, alright, but this is actually quite different from the formulaic films one would later expect from the series, and the sort of film Bond was gravitating towards with "Thunderball" and "You Only Live Twice". It certainly delivers on the promise of sexual innuendo and lots of provocatively dressed women, but it's a different sort of Bond in that it seems to be more straight-faced and harsh, culminating in what is probably the saddest Bond ending. It's also probably the closest to Fleming's version of Bond outside of "Casino Royale", although "The Living Daylights" was also somewhat similar to the literary Bond. As a Fleming fan it is nice to see the Bond series take after the books.

Lazenby, who has been frequently criticized and is many people's least favorite Bond, actually does a decent job of the role. He's nowhere near as good as Connery, of course, but I thought that other than the scenes where he tried to seriously emote, he carried the film with his charisma and physical presence. I strongly believe he should have continued in the role. Lazenby fits the content of the film, which is certainly far more down to Earth than many other Bond films, and focuses heavily on hand-to-hand combat in the action scenes, which is somewhat refreshing after the overblown (entertaining, but seriously outrageous) action scenes in "You Only Live Twice". This is a genuinely good script, with a solid plot, good dialogue, and good characterization.

It's not just a throwaway action flick, it's an excellent espionage thriller with a strong dramatic core, and as fun as things like "Goldfinger" certainly are, it's nice to see one of these movies treat women as more than mere sex objects, and it's interesting to see a Bond girl paired with a Bond who reacts as a human would and not a cartoon character. Diana Rigg is probably my favorite Bond girl. She gives a strong performance and is helped by an excellent script which gives her a fair amount to do.

By staying closer to the source material, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" dramatically improves on its two predecessors and features some of the best locations in the series, although I admit my familiarity with the majority of the Swiss shooting locations gives me a nostalgic view of things. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" is a strong contender for the title of best Bond film.

9/10

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