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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

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James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps involving beautiful women from around the world.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Simon Raven (additional dialogue), Richard Maibaum (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Yuri Borienko ... Grunther
Virginia North ... Olympe
Geoffrey Cheshire Geoffrey Cheshire ... Toussaint
Irvin Allen ... Che Che
Terence Mountain Terence Mountain ... Raphael (as Terry Mountain)
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Storyline

George Lazenby steps into the role of James Bond and is sent on his first mission. For help with Marc-Ange Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti), he must become very close friends with his daughter, Teresa "Tracy" (Dame Diana Rigg), and heads off to hunt down Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas) one more time. This takes him to Switzerland, where he must pose as Sir Hilary Bray to find out the secret plan of Blofeld. The facility is covered with Blofeld's guards, as well as his henchwoman, Irma Bunt (Ilse Steppat). What does Blofeld have in mind this time? Can Bond keep up this act for much longer? Are any Bond Girls safe? Written by simon

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Trivia

Though George Lazenby made only one James Bond movie (despite being offered a seven-movie contract) He made two appearances as James Bond. This was the first. The second was in The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983), where he helped Napoleon Solo and Illya Nickovitch Kuryakin in a street fight from his car. His character is called only J.B., but it is clear he is meant to be Bond. See more »

Goofs

Bond's body position changes too quickly, from shot to shot, at least twice, during the conversation with the real Sir Hillary at the Royal College of Arms. 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Q: I've been saying for years, sir, that our special equipment is obsolete.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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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, images are shown of Bond girls and villains. (This is the first Bond movie since Goldfinger to feature previous movies' footage in its credits.) Specifics are as follows. *First Set. *Honey Ryder from Dr. No (1962), standing on the beach. *Dr. No from the same, in front of his underground aquarium. *Tatiana Romanova from From Russia with Love (1963), messing around with her hair. *Pussy Galore from Goldfinger (1964), in the barn scene. *Second Set. *The title character from Goldfinger. *Assorted Bond girls from Goldfinger and Thunderball (1965). *The "Flaming Car Crash" scene from Thunderball. *Third set. *Emilio Largo, the main villain from Thunderball. *Aki, Kissy Suzuki, and a swordsman from You Only Live Twice (1967). *Blofeld's volcano lair exploding from the end of the same. Note the strategic absence of Blofeld from You Only Live Twice, due to the change of Blofeld actors. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extra line of dialog can be heard in the Ultimate Edition. It is "His brotherhood also have exotic ways to keep it a closed shop" and is said by Blofeld. It occurs after he says to Tracy, "Your own father's profession is not entirely within the law". This is where the scene normally ends before it cuts away to a scene involving helicopters. See more »


Soundtracks

We Have all the Time in the World
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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23 December 1998 | by cmt-2See all my reviews

I must admit I initially never gave this entry much of a chance. Whenever it was on TV I tried to watch it, but I just couldn't get into it. Then last year, I saw a widescreen tape version on sale and decided to buy it. When I finished watching it I was sorry I had ignored it for so long. It's very good. I thought Lazenby did a good job as Bond, and Savalas turned in equally good work as Bond's nemesis. And Rigg is as sharp as she is lovely. This is one for the collection.


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Country:

UK | Switzerland

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

19 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,774,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,787,885
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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