Date of Release  World Premiere 10th October 1963, the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Running Time 116 minutes

Starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond

Plot Using the British Secret Service as its dupe, SPECTRE plans to steal the Lektor decoding machine and sell it back to its Russian owners, with the added refinement of the death of Double-O-Seven.

Bond’s Women

  • Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi)
  • Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)

Gypsy Girls

  • Zora (Martine Beswick)
  • Vida (Aliza Gur)

Bond’s Enemies

  • Donald ‘Red’ Grant (Robert Shaw)
  • Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya)
  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Anthony Dawson [voice: Eric Pohlmann])
  • Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal)
  • Morzeny (Walter Gotell)
  • Krilencu (Fred Haggerty)

Bond’s Allies

  • Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz)
  •  ‘M’ (Bernard Lee)
  •  Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
  • ‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn) [his first appearance as the character]

Bond’s Car 4.5 litre Bentley

Bond’s Gadget  Briefcase: which holds an AR-7 folding sniper’s rifle, 40 rounds of ammunition, an exploding tear gas cartridge disguised as a tin of talcum powder, 50 Gold Sovereigns, and a throwing knife.

Main Title Music ‘From Russia With Love’ (Instrumental)

End Title Music  ‘From Russia With Love’ sung by Matt Monro

Music Score  John Barry

Art Director  Syd Cain

Main Titles Designer  Robert Brownjohn

Screenplay Richard Maibaum & Johanna Harwood

Director of Photography Ted Moore

Director Terence Young

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, London, England
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Scotland, UK (Helicopter chase scenes)
  • Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  • Turkey Venice,
  • Veneto, Italy

Budget $2 million

Worldwide Box Office $78.9 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross Income 2002 inflation-adjusted $464 million

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