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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:
One of the best See more (437 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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 | 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
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
While shooting, Peter R. Hunt wanted "the most interesting framings possible", which would also look good after being cropped for television.[See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Upon arrival at Piz Gloria, Bond (disguised as Sir Hilary Bray) opens the door of the helicopter and also slips as he gets out. The next shot shows him getting out again.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Inside Q's Lab (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Have All The Time In The WorldSee more »

FAQ

Which movie in the Bond franchise is this movie?
Who were Blofeld's Angels of Death?
Is SPECTRE involved in this movie?
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40 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 6 March 2005
Author: ThomasHayden

Giving the series a radical twist after the glorious Connery's farewell to 007 movies in You Only Live Twice, the producers intended for the first time to introduce a new take on Bond, returning to the literary roots of the character, as originally described in Fleming's novels and short stories. So Maibaum this time faithfully adapted one of Fleming's most successful and appreciated works: On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The screenplay is so close to the book that actually the movie is somewhat contradictory with previous Bond installments: Bloefeld and Bond don't know each other (???), and, in order to make the plot line look more logical, by changing the physical appearance of the villain, the part was given to Telly Savallas, who looks too amiable to be the bad guy, instead of the scarred and terrific Donald Pleasance. The plot is also very different from what the usual fans expect from Bond movies, being mainly focused on the romance between Bond and Tracy during the first half, then moving to Bloefeld's stronghold in Switzerland, and ending with 45 minutes of extremely exciting, non stop action.

The film's pacing is pretty irregular. The romance is probably the best part, at the best of Bond tradition, mainly thanks to Diana Rigg's inspired performance as Tracy, perfectly depicting an emotionally unbalanced, yet appealing and glamorous, woman. Lazenby's OK (at least at this part of the movie), but he lacks the masculinity and roughness Connery showed, what ultimately damages the movie, specially during the disastrous sequences which take place in Bloefeld's research facility in the Swiss Alps, which are laughable). There's nothing remarkable about them. (what a silly conspiracy!!), but 45 minutes spent, which make the movie overlong. When everything seems ruined, the film revives and takes us on a wild ride on an action packed roller-coaster (ski chase, Bond and Draco raid on Bloefeld's base), with a brief romantic rest as Bond and Tracy talk about their future life in common (Bond a journalist?),a very touching scene.

The ending remains as one of the top Bond moments, tragical and romantic. The stylish pre-credit sequence is equally brilliant,showing the natural elegance and "joie de vivre" we all associate with Bond.

A question: what if Connery had accepted to play Bond this time? I think this could be the best Bond movie ever made. But the producers came up with a martial arts expert with no experience in acting, which sadly overshadows many good points(on Lazenby's defense, it was his first performance), but this film still intensely shines as an interesting, strange gem in the Bond canon.

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