||PG in UK
||Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood
||Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Bernard Lee, Walter Gotell, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
|Source of story
||Book of the same name by Ian Fleming
||Bond is sent to Istanbul to recover a Russian code machine the Lektor, primarily by seducing an embassy secretary. He and she escape on the Orient Express but are pursued by Spectre heavy with dramatic results.
||Some seductions off screen, some girl on girl action in a gypsy encampment, violent fights on the train and an exciting boat chase.
||It creaks a bit, but it is still watchable – but perhaps I’m only saying that because I was in it, and fired a machine gun at James Bond. Daniela Bianchi was a weak link – despite winning Miss World, not very sexy.