Terence Young (1965)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The Bond series went well and truly comic strip with this gadget-filled extravaganza that too often cuts plotline corners to squeeze in all the hi-tech hardware. Playing 007 for the fourth time, Sean Connery is still getting a kick out of the role, but he's less the suave spy and more the man of action than in previous outings. Adolfo Celi makes a worthy opponent, playing a Spectre bigwig, but Claudine Auger is one of the least memorable Bond girls. Director Terence Young never quite solves the pacing problems posed by filming underwater, but John Stears's Oscar-winning special effects more than compensate.


James Bond travels to the Bahamas on the trail of two nuclear warheads stolen from a British aircraft. The lethal weapons have fallen into the hands of international crime syndicate Spectre, which plans to fire them at the US coast unless an exorbitant ransom is paid. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi and Lois Maxwell.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Domino Derval Claudine Auger
Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi
Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi
Felix Leiter Rik Van Nutter
"M" Bernard Lee
Paula Caplan Martine Beswick
Count Lippe Guy Doleman
Patricia Fearing Molly Peters
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Foreign Secretary Roland Culver
Pinder Earl Cameron
Major Derval Paul Stassino
Varga Philip Locke
Kenniston Reginald Beckwith
Director Terence Young
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray