From Russia with Love (1963)
About From Russia with Love
Sean Connery is back as Agent 007 in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal)are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.
This film is notable as the first appearance of Desmond Llewelyn as Q. He would portray the role through many Bonds over the next 36 years.
- Director: Terence Young
- James Bond: Sean Connery
- Villain(s): Colonel Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Anthony Dawson)
Red Grant (Robert Shaw)
- Bond Girl(s): Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)
Vida (Aliza Gur)
Zora (Martine Beswick)
Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi)
- Theme Song: “Opening Titles: James Bond Is Back/From Russia with Love/James Bond Theme”
- Soundtrack Composer: John Barry