From Russia With Love
Released: October 13, 1963
Sean Connery as James Bond
Daniella Bianchi as Tatiana
Robert Shaw as Red Grant
Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb
Directed by: Terence Young
Running Time: 118 minutes
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- The underground escape sequence was filmed with over 200 live rats, some of which escaped and ran amok on the streets of Madrid.
- The helicopter sequence was filmed in Scotland and Sean Connery dodged a real helicopter.
- Unknown to cast and crew, Pedro Armendariz (Ali Karim Bey) was dying of cancer. When his conditions was revealed, he nonetheless finished his scenes and a party was thrown in his honor. Days later, in the hospital, he committed suicide.
- In both the British and American trailers, the name of every major cast member is mentioned, except one: Sean Connery.
- One of the fighting gypsy girls, Martine Beswick, was identified as "Martin Beswick" in the main title sequence.
- Martine Beswick is an ex-Miss Jamaica.
- Daniella Bianchi was an ex-Miss Italy.
- From Russia With Love was the last movie US President John F. Kennedy saw before his assassination
- Principal photography for the film ended 2 days before a revolution in Istanbul.
- This is Sean Connery's favorite Bond film.
- Just after Bond and Tatiana jump off the Orient Express, Ian Fleming can be seen standing next to a car.
- Blofeld was played by Anthony Dawson (Dent in Dr. No) and his voice was dubbed by Eric Phollman.
- When Pedro Armendariz was too weak with cancer to act out his scenes, director Terrance Young filled in for him.
- Daniella Bianchi's voice was dubbed by Barbara Jefford
- Bond's hotel receptionist is played by Monica van der Syl who also dubbed Ursula Andress' voice in Dr. No.