From Russia with Love (1964)

118 mins | Melodrama | 8 April 1964

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HISTORY

Some location scenes filmed in Istanbul. London opening: Oct 1963. Copyright records credit Danjaq, S. A. with ... More Less

Some location scenes filmed in Istanbul. London opening: Oct 1963. Copyright records credit Danjaq, S. A. with production. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Stunt coordinator
Asst dir
Asst dir
1st & 2nd asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Assembly ed
2d asst ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Chief draughtsman
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward mistress
Ward master
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Gen mgr
Prod mgr
Cont
Loc mgr
Istanbul prod asst
Casting dir
Prop buyer
Stills
Elec supv
Constr mgr
Chargehand prop
Title des
Title des
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming (London, 1957).
AUTHOR
MUSIC
"James Bond Theme" by Monty Norman.
SONGS
"From Russia With Love," music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, sung by Matt Monro.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
8 April 1964
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 April 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Eon Productions
Copyright Date:
10 October 1963
Copyright Number:
LP29364
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
118
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

SPECTRE, an international crime syndicate, devises a plot to discredit and kill British Secret Service Agent James Bond. Rosa Klebb, former head of the Russian secret service organization, has defected to SPECTRE, but her defection is known only to a few top men in the Soviet government. As one of the masterminds of the plot, Rosa goes to Istanbul and contacts Tatiana Romanova, a beautiful cipher clerk in the Russian embassy. She orders Tatiana to offer to help the British steal the Lektor, a valuable Russian coding machine, if James Bond will help her defect to the West. Meanwhile, a SPECTRE agent is in Istanbul with instructions to murder Bond. Russian agents are following him, too, but with the aid of Kerim Bey, a wily Turk whom he contacts upon arriving in Istanbul, Bond manages to foil several attempts on his life. Bond and Tatiana, working on plans to steal the Lektor, escape from Istanbul on the Orient Express headed for the West. SPECTRE agent Red Grant and Russian agent Benz are also on board the train and independently plan to kill Bond and steal the Lektor. Both Kerim Bey and Benz are killed; and Grant, overhearing Bond's request for another British agent to help him, meets the designated man at the next stop, kills him, and takes his place. Grant drugs Tatiana and overpowers Bond, but Bond triumphs when an attaché case explodes, enabling the two to leave the train. Bond then forces a pursuing SPECTRE helicopter to crash and sets the sea on fire to escape from oncoming powerboats. The two arrive in the apparent safety of Venice, but Rosa Klebb enters Bond's hotel room disguised as ... +


SPECTRE, an international crime syndicate, devises a plot to discredit and kill British Secret Service Agent James Bond. Rosa Klebb, former head of the Russian secret service organization, has defected to SPECTRE, but her defection is known only to a few top men in the Soviet government. As one of the masterminds of the plot, Rosa goes to Istanbul and contacts Tatiana Romanova, a beautiful cipher clerk in the Russian embassy. She orders Tatiana to offer to help the British steal the Lektor, a valuable Russian coding machine, if James Bond will help her defect to the West. Meanwhile, a SPECTRE agent is in Istanbul with instructions to murder Bond. Russian agents are following him, too, but with the aid of Kerim Bey, a wily Turk whom he contacts upon arriving in Istanbul, Bond manages to foil several attempts on his life. Bond and Tatiana, working on plans to steal the Lektor, escape from Istanbul on the Orient Express headed for the West. SPECTRE agent Red Grant and Russian agent Benz are also on board the train and independently plan to kill Bond and steal the Lektor. Both Kerim Bey and Benz are killed; and Grant, overhearing Bond's request for another British agent to help him, meets the designated man at the next stop, kills him, and takes his place. Grant drugs Tatiana and overpowers Bond, but Bond triumphs when an attaché case explodes, enabling the two to leave the train. Bond then forces a pursuing SPECTRE helicopter to crash and sets the sea on fire to escape from oncoming powerboats. The two arrive in the apparent safety of Venice, but Rosa Klebb enters Bond's hotel room disguised as a maid and tries to kill him with a poisonous switchblade concealed in the toe of her shoe. Tatiana, by now in love with Bond, shoots Rosa, and the Lektor is safely sent to England. Bond remains in Venice with Tatiana. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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