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JAMES BOND
FACT FILES

Dr. No

(1962)

Diamonds Are Forever

(1971)

Octopussy

(1983)

 The World Is Not Enough

(1999)

 From Russia With Love

 (1963)

Live And Let Die

(1973)

A View To A Kill

(1985)

 Die Another Day

 (2002)

 Goldfinger

 (1964)

The Man With The Golden Gun

(1974)

The Living Daylights

(1987)

Casino Royale

 (2006)

 Thunderball

 (1965)

The Spy Who Loved Me

(1977)

Licence To Kill

(1989)

Quantum of Solace

 (2008)

 You Only Live Twice

 (1967)

Moonraker

(1979)

GoldenEye

(1995)

Skyfall

(2012)

 On Her Majesty's Secret Service

 (1969)

For Your Eyes Only

(1981)

Tomorrow Never Dies

(1997)

Spectre

(2015)

Not part of the official
EON PRODUCTIONS series:

Casino Royale

 (1954 - TV)

Casino Royale

 (1967)

 Never Say Never Again

 (1983)

UK Quad poster

UK Quad poster

US 1-Sheet poster

US 1-Sheet poster

Domino Derval (Claudine Auger)

Domino Derval (Claudine Auger)

Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)

Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)

Thunderball logo


Date of release: World Premiere 9th December 1965 Hibaya Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.
Gala Premiere 29th December 1965, The London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus and simultaneously at The Rialto, Coventry Street, London.
Running Time: 130 minutes
James Bond: Sean Connery
Plot: The criminal organisation SPECTRE hijack an RAF Vulcan bomber and hold the Western World to ransom with its deadly cargo of atomic bombs.
Bond’s Women: Domino Derval (Claudine Auger)
Patricia Fearing (Molly Peters)
Mlle. Le Porte (Mitsouko)
Bond’s Enemies: Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)
Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Anthony Dawson – voice of Eric Pohlmann)
Vargas (Philip Locke)
Janni (Michael Brennan)
Jacques Boitier (Bob Simmons)
Latislav Kutze (George Pravda)
Angelo Palazzi (Paul Stassino)
Bond’s Allies: Felix Leiter (Rik Van Nutter)
Paula Catlin (Martine Beswick)
Pinder (Earl Cameron)
‘M’ (Bernard Lee)
Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn)
Bond’s Car: Aston Martin DB5
Bond’s Gadget: Underwater propulsion backpack with exploding spearheads.
Main Title Music: ‘Thunderball’ sung by Tom Jones
End Title Music: ‘The James Bond Theme’
Music Score: John Barry
Production Design: Ken Adam
Main Titles Designer: Maurice Binder
Supervising Editor: Peter Hunt
Screenplay:
Richard Maibaum & John Hopkins
Based on an original story by
Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham
& Ian Fleming
Director of
Photography:
Ted Moore
Director: Terence Young
Presenters: *Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli
The listing shown is contractual for the Eastern Hemisphere and is reversed for the Western Hemisphere.
Producer: Kevin McClory

Awards: Oscar® Winner 1966  - Best Visual Effects - John Stears
James Bond (Sean Connery)

James Bond (Sean Connery)

Gunbarrel (Sean Connery)

Gunbarrel (Sean Connery)

Thunderball title screen

Thunderball title screen

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

Underwater propulsion backpack

Underwater propulsion backpack

Bell-Textron jet pack

Bell-Textron jet pack

CLASSIC SCENE

“Yes – I thought I saw a spectre at your shoulder.”

Thunderball CLASSIC SCENE

DIRECTOR: Terence Young
  
STARRING: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Bernard Lee, Martine Beswick, Guy Doleman, Molly Peters, Desmond Llewelyn.
  
SCREENPLAY: Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins Based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham & Ian Fleming

CLASSIC SCENE: Having been assigned to Nassau to investigate the disappearance of a Vulcan bomber carrying two nuclear bombs, secret agent 007 (Sean Connery) makes contact underwater with his only lead, Domino (Claudine Auger) – the beautiful sister of the intended pilot of the stolen nuclear load. Discovering Domino is kept a close watch on by her ‘guardian’, millionaire adventurer Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), Bond decides to investigate further by visiting the casino at Café Martinique…

BOND: Banco (Bond plays 8. Largo loses the hand and passes the shoe) 

LARGO: Someone has to lose. 

BOND: Yes – I thought I saw a spectre at your shoulder. 

LARGO: What do you mean? 

BOND: The spectre of defeat – that your luck was due to change. 

LARGO: We’ll soon find out. Any objection to raising the limit - £500 shall we say? 

GAMBLER: Too big for me! 

VARGAS: Count me out. 

LARGO: (to Bond) Perhaps you’d like to take the shoe. My friend won’t mind, mister… 

BOND: …Bond. 

LARGO: Oh yes – Mister Bond. One of my associates spoke about you. 

BOND: Nothing bad I hope. It’s your spectre against mine. 

LARGO: You wish to put the evil-eye on me – uh! We have a way to deal with that where I come from. (Largo gestures, pointing ‘devil fingers’ at Bond) 

BOND: Well you may hex me let’s see what it does for the cards.

LARGO: (declines another card) No. 

BOND: (plays) Seven. 

LARGO: (plays) Six! (plays) Eight. 

BOND: (plays) Nine. 

LARGO: You seem to be unbeatable Mister Bond. 

BOND: No – for the moment this kind of thing can’t last. 

DOMINO: Emilio you promised to buy me a drink. 

LARGO: Soon my dear – I want to get my money back first. 

BOND: May I be allowed to buy the lady a drink. 

LARGO: I would appreciate that. Thank you. 

BOND: Then I must pass the shoe. 

LARGO: Banco! 

(Bond leaves the gaming table accompanied by Domino)

DOMINO: He’s going to be impossible if his luck doesn’t change! 

BOND: Somehow I don’t think it will tonight.


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