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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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His new enemies, His new women, His new adventures! [USA 1999 poster] See more »


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Trivia

Bond films in UK are shown on ITV. This film was also shown on BBC 2 as part of a series of films. See more »

Goofs

When "Q" is showing Bond the new tricked-out attaché case and its equipment, he explains the new "AR-7 folding sniper rifle". That rifle doesn't fold; it disassembles, and its components are stored within its stock. 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 END NOT QUITE THE END JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN THE NEXT IAN FLEMING THRILLER.. "GOLDFINGER" See more »

Alternate Versions

The original cinema release was cut by the BBFC to receive an "A" rating:
  • Uses of the words "lovers" and "physical enjoyment" were cut.
  • The gypsy dance was edited, including a shot of her bending backwards.
  • The subsequent fight was reduced.
  • A shot of Tatiana walking to the bed nude was cut. (This was later reinstated in video releases)
  • Bond's reference to searching Tatiana was cut, and the kissing is reduced.
  • Tatiana's line "I hope I came up to expectations" was cut.
  • The scene where agents are shown filming Bond and Tatiana in the bed was shortened and darkened.
  • "Was I" in the line "Was I as exciting as all those Western girls?" was changed to "Am I".
  • Bond's line "two hours should straighten this out" as he lowers the blind on the Orient Express was removed.
  • In the train compartment, Grant's line "What a performance!" when referring to the reel of film was cut.
  • The Bond-Grant fight was reduced.
  • When Bond shoots Klebb, her expressions of pain were reduced and the latter part of her moaning was muted.
  • Bond's repeat of the line "What a performance!" on the boat was cut.
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Connections

Referenced in Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

From Russia with Love
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Performed by Matt Monro
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The Greatest Bond
15 November 2004 | by hoplite24See all my reviews

This has to be my favorite bond. It mixes the best aspects of an action movie with the necessary espionage. Recent Bond attempts have moved away from the "spy-game" aspect and rely more on large explosions to dazzle the viewer. Kerem Bey, the Turkish spy leader, is as much a partner and foil for Bond as there ever was. Any movie with a gypsy fight, absurd helicopter assassination attempts, and boat chase has to be great.

Also, Daniella Bianchi is my favorite Bond girl. Her truceau is as sexy as it gets, though this is a subject every true Bond fan will debate about. The only objection is that they dubbed her voice into a more coarse, Russian accent. Overall, it is a wonderful movie that spans the globe and defeats SPECTRE. James Bond will return, but never with as much intrigue, beauty, and suspense as "From Russia With Love".


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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:

$24,808,365
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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