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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:
Not a Bad Deal at All. See more (432 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:
Largely a result of Bond's being recast, the first movie in the series to make extensive use of in jokes and tongue in cheek humor. The film also depicted scenes where Bond encountered and worked with a "Harem" of women. All of these would become trademarks of most of Roger Moore's Bond films.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the chase between Bond and Blofeld on the bobsled run, you can see the seams and fabric of the front/rear projection screen in the close ups.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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92 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
Not a Bad Deal at All., 27 September 2001
Author: Bob-45 from Savannah, GA

To understand the controversy behind `On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' one must understand the events so impacting the spy genre by the time of its production in 1969. After the back to back tremendous successes of `Goldfinger' and `From Russia With Love,' every hack producer and distributor rushed to make spy movies. There were serious ones (`The Spy That Came in From the Cold,' `The Ipcress File'), satirical ones (`Our Man Flint,' `The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' `Get Smart' ), and incredibly silly ones (`The Silencers,' `Last of the Secret Agents,' `Casino Royale'). `Casino Royale' was especially damaging, since it was (VERY LOOSELY) based on a Fleming novel, and used the character of James Bond, 007. In fact, in `Casino Royale,' nearly EVERYBODY played `James Bond'. `If we don't know what we are doing, how will the enemy,' was the explanation `James Bond' (David Niven) gave to explain why MI6 was calling all its agents `James Bond'. To protect their franchise, the producers of the `real' James Bond movies emphasized in their promotion `Sean Connery IS James Bond.' In a demonstration of `gratitude,' Connery up and quit the series, leaving `On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' which was shortly to go into production, without a `Bond.'

Arguably the most ambitious and difficult to shoot of ALL the Bond films (at least to that time), it's a miracle ANYTHING works in OHMSS. Much of the time it works VERY well, though the shaky underpinnings of the first hour frequently threaten to undo it. There is so much choppy editing and dubbed dialogue, one begins to suspect he is watching a foreign film. The second hour plus works much better, all the more surprising since it was shot first. One reason may be that the film went WAY over both shooting schedule and budget, and there was enough made up `bad' press to put a great deal of pressure on the producers, first time director, Peter Hunt and star, George Lazenby. In the middle of it all, Lazenby's publicist announced that Lazenby was not going to do another Bond (Lazenby is credible when he says that announcement was not his idea. One suspects, from the bonus material, that Cubby Broccoli planted that story to discredit Lazenby, should the film fail). Add to all this the films' tacked-on, unhappy ending (planned to be the prologue for `Diamonds are Forever'), which plays completely against the humor of earlier moments, and it's a wonder the film was NOT a dismal failure. Quite the contrary, OHMSS is one of the BEST of the Bond films, filled with nonstop action, outstanding stunts, incredible sound, the best score (along with `Goldfinger') and a credible enough romance to lend it genuine poignancy. Lazenby overcame many tremendous handicaps: having to replace one of the best known and popular actors in the world; he was 28, younger than Connery when he made `Dr. No'; he was completely inexperienced as an actor (OHMSS was Lazenby's FIRST movie, not just his first starring role); his accent (thick Australian outback) and the INCREDIBLE physical demands (Lazenby did many of his own stunts). Considering all this, Lazenby is downright remarkable. Certainly, in my opinion he is better than either the snooty Timothy Dalton or the lightweight Roger Moore were in ANY of their outings as Bond.. The bonus feature on the DVD concludes with strong evidence that Lazenby became a scapegoat, despite the eventual financial success of OHMSS. Lazenby, refreshingly displays no bitterness that his career nearly ended as soon as it began. He's had a reasonably busy career playing character roles and we have OHMSS. Not a bad deal at all.

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