The James Bond Films 1-10

Between 1952 and 1964, Ian Fleming -- himself a former British naval intelligence officer -- wrote a series of 12 novels and 2 collections of short stories about "James Bond," a British secret agent with a license to kill. Fleming got his character's name from a book entitled "Birds of the West Indies" by an ornithologist named James Bond!

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James Bond, as portrayed on film by:
Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, & Daniel Craig

[Photos copyrighted by MGM/UA Home Video unless otherwise noted]

The first appearance of "007" on film (albiet the small screen) was in 1954, when American actor Barry Nelson played Bond in an episode of CBS's "Climax Mystery Theater" based on Flemings' Casino Royale. Eight years would pass before "007" appeared again. Below are a few tidbits of information on one of the most successful series of films in motion picture history.

007's Film Adventures

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0. Casino Royale
CBS-TV Climax Mystery Theater (1954 - 50 min.) **

Plot: Bond tries to derail the plans of Le Chiffre, a Russian agent, from gaining control of the resources of the world's largest casino in order to fund his criminal activities.

  • Nelson Barry as "James Bond"
  • Peter Lorre as "Le Chiffre"
  • Linda Christian as "Valerie Mathis"
  • Michael Pate as "Clarence Leiter"
  • Director: William H. Brown
  • Producer: Bretaigne Windust


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1. Dr. No
United Artists (1962 - 111 min.) ***

Plot: Investigating the death of a British agent, Bond discovers a plot by Dr. No to sabotage U.S. rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Joseph Wiseman as "Dr. No"
  • Ursula Andress as "Honey Ryder"
  • Jack Lord as "Felix Leiter"
  • John Kitzmuller as "Quarrel"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum, Joanna Harwood, & Berkley Mather
  • Director: Terence Young
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "The James Bond Theme" (instrumental) performed by the John Barry Orchestra Theme
  • Additional Song: "Underneath the Mango Tree" performed by Diana Coupland
  • Additional Song: "Jump Up" performed by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires


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2. From Russia with Love
United Artists (1963 - 118 min.) ****

Plot: Bond seduces a young Russian agent to obtain a decoding machine, unknowing that he is being hunted by SPECTRE assassins Klebb and Grant.

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Lotte Lenya as "Rosa Klebb"
  • Robert Shaw as "Red Grant"
  • Daniela Bianchi as "Tatiana (Tanya) Romanova"
  • Pedro Armendariz as "Ali Kerim Bey"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum & Joanna Harwood
  • Director: Terence Young
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "From Russian with Love" (instrumental) performed by the John Barry Orchestra Theme
  • Additional Song: "From Russia with Love" performed by Matt Munro


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3. Goldfinger
United Artists (1964 - 111 min.) *****

Plot: Bond tries to stop Goldfinger from breaking into Fort Knox and contaminating the entire U.S. gold supply with radiation.

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Gert Frobe as "Goldfinger"
  • Harold Sakata as "Oddjob"
  • Honor Blackman as "Pussy Galore"
  • Cec Linder as "Felix Leiter"
  • Shirley Eaton as "Jill Masterson"
  • Tania Mallet as "Tilly Masterson"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum & Paul Dehn
  • Director: Guy Hamilton
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "Goldfinger" performed by Shirley Bassey Theme


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4. Thunderball
United Artists (1965 - 129 min.) ****

Plot: Bond tries to stop SPECTRE agent Largo from blackmailing England and the United States by threatening to destroy two cities with hijacked nuclear bombs.

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Adolfo Celi as "Emilio Largo"
  • Claudine Auger as "Domino Derval"
  • Rik Van Nutter as "Felix Leiter"
  • Luciana Paluzzi as "Fiona Volpe"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum & John Hopkins
  • Director: Terrence Young
  • Producer: Kevin McClory
  • Executive Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "Thunderball" performed by Tom Jones Theme


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5. You Only Live Twice
United Artists (1967 - 116 min.) ***

Plot: Bond tries to stop a SPECTRE plot to start World War III by hijacking the manned spacecraft of the United States, Russia, and Communist China.

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Donald Pleasence as "Ernst Stavro Blofeld"
  • Teru Shimada as "Mr. Osato"
  • Mie Hama as "Kissy Suzuki"
  • Akiko Wakabayashi as "Aki"
  • Tersuro Tamba as "Tiger Tanaka"
  • Karin Dor as "Helga Brandt"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Roald Dahl
  • Director: Lewis Gilbert
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: You Only Live Twice" performed by Nancy Sinatra Theme


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5a. Casino Royale
Columbia Pictures (1967 - 130 min.) **

Plot: M tricks Sir James Bond into returning to active duty so that he and a host of other agents "007" can try to stop Le Chiffre from gaining control of Casino Royale's cash resources for use in SMERSH terrorist activities. [An unofficial spoof of the James Bond films.]

  • David Niven as "Sir James Bond"
  • Peter Sellers as "Evelyn Tremble/James Bond"
  • Woody Allen as "Jimmy Bond/Dr. Noah"
  • Daliah Lavi as "The Detainer/007"
  • Orson Welles as "Le Ciffre"
  • Ursula Andress as "Vesper Lynd"
  • Joanna Pettet as "Mata Bond"
  • Deborah Kerr as "Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona"
  • John Huston as "M/McTaray"
  • Barbara Bouchet as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Geoffrey Bayldon as "Q"
  • Jacqueline Bisset as "Miss Goodthighs"
  • Screenplay: Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, & Michael Sargens
  • Director: John Huston, Kenneth Hughes, Val Guest, Robert Parrish, & Joseph McGrath
  • Producer: Charles Feldman & Jerry Bresler
  • Musical Score: Burt Bacharach
  • Title Song: "Casino Royale" (instrumental) performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Theme
  • Additional Song: "The Look of Love" performed by Dusty Springfield


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6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
United Artists (1969 - 140 min.) *****

Plot: Bond hunts down SPECTRE's Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is preparing to unleash human biological time bombs on the world. During his hunt, Bond falls in love with the lovely Tracy Draco.

  • George Lazenby as "James Bond"
  • Telly Savalas as "Ernst Stavro Blofeld"
  • Diana Rigg as "Tracy (Draco) Di Vincenzo"
  • Gabriele Ferzetti as "Marc Ange Draco"
  • Ilse Steppat as "Irma Bundt"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum
  • Director: Peter Hunt
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (instrumental) performed by the John Barry Orchestra Theme
  • Additional Song: "We Have All the Time in the World" performed by Louis Armstrong
  • Additional Song: "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?" performed by Nina


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7. Diamonds Are Forever
United Artists (1971 - 119 min.) ****

Plot: Bond uncovers a plot by SPECTRE to use smuggled diamonds to build a powerful space laser capable of destroying targets on Earth.

  • Sean Connery as "James Bond"
  • Charles Gray as "Ernst Stavro Blofeld"
  • Putter Smith as "Mr. Kidd"
  • Bruce Glover as "Mr. Wint"
  • Jill St. John as "Tiffany Case"
  • Lana Wood as "Plenty O'Toole"
  • Jimmy Dean as "Willard Whyte"
  • Norman Burton as "Felix Leiter"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Richard Maibaum & Tom Mankiewicz
  • Director: Guy Hamilton
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "Diamonds Are Forever" performed by Shirley Bassey Theme


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8. Live and Let Die
United Artists (1973 - 121 min.) ***

Plot: Bond tracks down a plot by hoodlum Kananga to export large quantities of heroin from a Caribbean island steeped in voodoo superstition to a chain of restaurants in the U.S.

  • Roger Moore as "James Bond"
  • Yaphet Kotto as "Mr. Big/Kananga"
  • Earl Jolly Brown as "Whisper"
  • Julius H. Harris as "Tee Hee"
  • Jane Seymour as "Solitaire"
  • David Hedson as "Felix Leiter"
  • Clifton James as "Sheriff J.W. Pepper"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Tom Mankiewicz
  • Director: Guy Hamilton
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: George Martin
  • Title Song: "Live and Let Die" performed by Paul McCartney and Wings Theme
  • Additional Song: "Filet of Soul/Live and Let Die" performed by BJ Arnau


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9. The Man with the Golden Gun
United Artist (1974 - 125 min.) ****

Plot: Hunting for an ex-KGB assassin who has a "golden bullet" with Bond's name on it, Bond uncovers a plot to corner the world's energy supplies.

  • Roger Moore as "James Bond"
  • Christopher Lee as "Scaramanga"
  • Herve villechaize as "Nick Nack"
  • Richard Loo as "Hi Fat"
  • Britt Ekland as "Mary Goodnight"
  • Maude Adams as "Andrea Anders"
  • Clifton James as "Sheriff J.W. Pepper"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Michael Goodliffe as "Bill Tanner"
  • Screenplay: Tom Mankiewicz & Richard Maibaum
  • Director: Guy Hamilton
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman
  • Musical Score: John Barry
  • Title Song: "The Man with the Golden Gun" performed by Lulu Theme


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10. The Spy Who Loved Me
United Artists (1977 - 125 min.) ****

Plot: Bond teams up with a beautiful Russian agent to stop shipping magnate Stromberg from destroying the world to create a new civilization based under the ocean.

  • Roger Moore as "James Bond"
  • Curt Jurgens as "Karl Stromberg"
  • Richard Kiel as "Jaws"
  • Barbara Bach as "Anya Amasova"
  • Caroline Munro as "Naomi"
  • Bernard Lee as "M"
  • Lois Maxwell as "Miss Moneypenny"
  • Desmond Llewelyn as "Q"
  • Screenplay: Christopher Wood & Richard Maibaum
  • Director: Lewis Gilbert
  • Producers: Albert Broccoli
  • Musical Score: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Title Song: "Nobody Does It Better" performed by Carly Simon Theme

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