Date of Release World Premiere 12th June 1967, Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Running Time 116 minutes

Starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond

SPECTRE hijack American and Russian space capsules in a bid to start World War III for their clients, the Red Chinese.

Bond’s Women

  • Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama)
  • Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi)
  • Ling (Tsai Chin)

Bond’s Enemies

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence)
  • Mr. Osato (Teru Shimada)
  • Helga Brandt (Karin Dor)
  • Hans (Ron Rich)

Bond’s Allies

  • Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba)
  • Henderson (Charles Gray)
  • ‘M’ (Bernard Lee)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
  • ‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn)

Bond’s Car   Toyota 2000GT (not his, and driven by Aki)

Bond’s Gadget
‘Little Nellie’ autogyro: armed with two forward-firing synchronised machine guns, forward-firing rocket launchers, rear-firing flame guns, heat-seeking air-to-air missiles, smoke ejectors, aerial mines and helmet camera.

Main Title Music ‘You Only Live Twice’ sung by Nancy Sinatra

End Title Music ‘You Only Live Twice’ sung by Nancy Sinatra

Music Score John Barry

Production Design Ken Adam

Second Unit Director Peter Hunt

Main Titles Designer Maurice Binder

Screenplay Roald Dahl

Editor Thelma Connell

Director Lewis Gilbert

Producers *Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli
The listing shown is contractual for the Eastern Hemisphere and is reversed for the Western Hemisphere

Filming Locations

  • Pinewood Studios, England
  • Akime, Japan (fishing village)
  • Bahamas (underwater scenes)
  • Gibraltar (Destroyer HMS Tenby (F-65) used for Bond’s burial-at-sea)
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Spain (helicopter battle)
  • Tokyo, Japan

Budget $9.5 million

Worldwide Box Office $111.6 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross Income 2002 inflation-adjusted  $603 million