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Bond 2: From Russia With Love

Here is a photo from the finale of the film. The guy firing the machine gun is Max Faulkner. I am on the left hand side. I also fired a machine gun. My brief claim to fame.
Released 1963 Rating PG in UK
Director Terence Young Writer/s Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood
Starring 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
Elevator Pitch 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.
Content Some seductions off screen, some girl on girl action in a gypsy encampment, violent fights on the train and an exciting boat chase.
A View 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.

Additional Info: This was an early review on the site, but I have revisited it today, because Sean Connery died yesterday aged 90. The boat stuff was done on the West coast of Scotland, after the Turks had proved to be poor boat handlers. By this time the film was close to being abandoned. Imagine!

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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