Producers: Albert R. Broccoli
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum
Composer: Marvin Hamlisch
North Norwegian Sea; London, UK; Moscow, Russia; Austrian
Alps, Austria; Faslane Naval Base, Scotland; Atlantis, Sardinia;
Cairo, Egypt; Luxor, Egypt; Liparus, Bay of Biscay.
A British submarine is captured whilst at sea. The British
Prime Minister and General Gogol are told that they are
both missing submarines. The General calls for his best
spy, Agent Triple X, and M asks Moneypenny to get Bond;
who is currently in an Austrian mountains with a girl. He
gets the call and leaves the cabin on skies whilst the woman
tips off her employers that Bond has left. A chase ensues
and Bond kills several of the men before skiing off a cliff
- only to descend with a Union Jack parachute. With such
style and panache the only thing left is the theme music;
which starts once the parachute opens.
The title is not used anywhere in the film. Ian Fleming's
controversial novel was written from a woman's perspective,
and when he sold the rights to the movie series, he specified
that nothing from the book could be used except the title.