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From Russia with Love (1963)

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James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Johanna Harwood (adapted by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Daniela Bianchi ... Tatiana Romanova
Pedro Armendáriz ... Ali Kerim Bey (as Pedro Armendariz)
Lotte Lenya ... Rosa Klebb
Robert Shaw ... Donald 'Red' Grant
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Eunice Gayson ... Sylvia Trench
Walter Gotell ... Morzeny
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Vavra (as Francis de Wolff)
George Pastell ... Train Conductor
Nadja Regin ... Kerim's Mistress
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Aliza Gur ... Vida
Martine Beswick ... Zora (as Martin Beswick)
Vladek Sheybal ... Kronsteen

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Storyline

James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as "Lektor". Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization discovers it. While being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, while each S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald "Red" Grant and ex K.G.B. Agent Rosa Klebb, who knows all of the tricks in the book, and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe. Written by simon_hrdng

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Trivia

First Bond movie to end with the declaration "James Bond will return in ...", in this case, it was Goldfinger (1964). A tradition that continued until it was used for the last time at the end of Octopussy (1983). See more »

Goofs

While Bond is getting his briefing from M in M's office, M says, "If there's any chance of getting a Lektor, we simply must look into it." But later on in Kerim's office, Bond says, "M thinks I'm wasting my time here." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Morzeny: [after Grant kills a look-a-like Bond] Exactly one minute, fifty-two seconds. That's excellent.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are projected onto the moving body of a dancer. See more »

Alternate Versions

Compared to the cinema prints of the 70·s and the first video issues, the end titles on present video and DVD prints are now longer and slightly different in content. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

From Russia with Love
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Performed by Matt Monro
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Better than Fleming's Novel!
7 December 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Hard to believe, but the movie is actually an improvement on Fleming's novel. Rather than have the Lektor operation be a simple Russian scheme to discredit Bond as Fleming did, SPECTRE takes a hand here in their first on-screen appearance as an organization. The plot is improved considerably because of this. The movie thrives on its supporting actors and Sheybal. Connery is somewhat outshone by these greater lights, but gives a credible performance. From Russia... is a different pace of movie: no one here is intent on wiping out the world's population, or destroying the gold supply, or stealing submarines. Basically, it's a quiet little plot focusing on an elaborate "sting" operation. Until the end, the pace is kind of slow, and might lose more "modern" audiences, particularly those used to incredible stunt sequences every 20 minutes.


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian | Turkish | Romany

Release Date:

27 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Russia with Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,796,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,808,046
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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