From Russia With Love

1963

Terence Young
Director

Second Bond film walks the perfect line between seriousness and frivolity, avoiding the silliness that marred many of the later films. It well captures the cat and mouse aspect of the spy game, and is deservedly regarded as one of the best, if not the best, of the Bond films. This time, Connery as 007 is sent to Istanbul to collect a decoder from a defecting (and beautiful) Russian agent. However, it's all a setup by SPECTRE, which leads to a brutal fight on the Orient Express and a fiery escape by boat. Connery is in peak form, and Bianchi is one of the most appealing Bond women to appear on screen, especially notweworthing considering she was dubbed! Much credit should also go to Armendariz for bringing such a cheerful character to life when he was dying of cancer. A little less of the gypsy camp would have been nice, though.

Preceded by Dr. No (1962), and followed by Goldfinger (1964).

Note on screencaps: The 25 actors with credited roles are shown first, followed by everyone else in order of appearance, whether known or unknown. Obviously there were more gypsies and Bulgurs on screen, but I do believe I have captured a screenshot of everyone with a line of dialogue or significant onscreen moment.

-Dave W.


8th April 1957
Novel






10th October 1963
Cinema






27th May 1964
Cinema




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From Russia With Love (Movie-Only Edition)
2nd December 1997
DVD

Not Rated


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From Russia With Love (Special Edition)
17th October 2000
DVD




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14th November 2005
DVD







17th July 2006
DVD




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Sean Connery
James Bond
Daniela Bianchi
Tatiana Romanova
Pedro Armendáriz
Ali Kerim Bey
Lotte Lenya
Rosa Klebb
(SPECTRE #3)
Robert Shaw
Donald "Red" Grant
Bernard Lee
M
Eunice Gayson
Sylvia Trench
Walter Gotell
Morzeny
Francis De Wolff
Vavra
George Pastell
Train Conductor
Nadja Regin
Kerim's Mistress
Lois Maxwell
Miss Moneypenny
Aliza Gur
Vida
Martine Beswick
Zora
(as Martin Beswick)
Vladek Sheybal
Kronsteen
(SPECTRE #5)
Lisa Guiraut
Belly Dancer
(as Leila)
Hasan Ceylan
Bulgarian Agent
Fred Haggerty
Krilencu
Neville Jason
Kerim's Chauffeur
Peter Bayliss
Benz
Nusret Ataer
Mehmet
(as Nushet Ataer)
Peter Brayham
Rhoda
Desmond Llewelyn
Boothroyd ("Q")
Jan Williams
Masseuse
Peter Madden
MacAdams
Bob Simmons
James Bond in Gunbarrel Sequence
Stunts
(uncredited)
John Ketteringham
Fake Bond (uncredited)
Julie Mendez
Main Titles Girl
(uncredited)
Maitland Moss
Chess Umpire #1
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 4
Chess Umpire #2
(uncredited)
Ivan Santon
Chess Attendant
(uncredited)
Unknown
Waiter at Chess Tournament
(uncredited)
Ernest Blyth
Spectator at Chess Tournament
(uncredited)
Victor Harrington
Spectator at Chess Tournament
(uncredited)
Juba Kennerley
Spectator at Chess Tournament
(uncredited)
Aileen Lewis
Spectator at Chess Tournament
(uncredited)
Unknown
SPECTRE Guard on Yacht
(uncredited)
Anthony Dawson
Ernst Stavros Blofeld
(credited as ?)
Unknown
SPECTRE Helicopter Pilot
(uncredited)
Bulbon Brus
Irina (uncredited)
Ulker Sozlo
Natasha (uncredited)
Bedri Çavusoglu
Turkish Policeman
(uncredited)
Michael Culver
Punting Man
(uncredited)
Elizabeth Counsell
Punting Woman
(uncredited)
Terence Young
Hands Writing on Photo
[Director's cameo]
John Bindon
Airport Passerby (uncredited)
Unknown
Kerim's Other Son
(uncredited)
Unknown
Bulgarian Driver
(uncredited)
Arlette Dobson
Istanbul Hotel Receptionist
(uncredited)
Hugo De Vernier
Istanbul Hotel Porter
(uncredited)
Andre Charise
Istanbul Hotel Concierge
(uncredited)
Unknown
Russian Consulate Porter
(uncredited)
Dave's Unknown Male 15
Koslovski, Chief of Security
(uncredited)
Unknown
General Vassili, Director of
Military Intelligence
(uncredited)
Bill Brandon
Gypsy (uncredited)
Harry Phipps
Gypsy (uncredited)
Jim Brady
Krilencu's Henchman
(uncredited)
Unknown
Krilencu's Henchman
(uncredited)
Manny Michael
Krilencu's Henchman
(uncredited)
Unknown
Krilencu's Henchman
(uncredited)
Aysha Barlas
Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Unknown
Gypsy Sentry
(uncredited)
John Lynn
Gypsy (uncredited)
Alf Mangan
Gypsy (uncredited)
Moris Farhi
Gypsy (uncredited)
Maria Andipa
Vavra's Woman (uncredited)
Dido Plumb
Gypsy (uncredited)
Fred Wood
Gypsy (uncredited)
Geraldine Moffat
Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Susie Chang
Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Muhammat Kohen
Mosque Tour Guide
(uncredited)
George Oliver
Civilian Listening to Bond's Tape
(uncredited)
Jack Hetherington
Civilian Listening to Bond's Tape
(uncredited)
Pat Ryan
Naval Officer Listening to Bond's Tape
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 108
Civilian Listening to Bond's Tape
(uncredited)
Unknown
Army Colonel Listening to Bond's Tape
(uncredited)
William Sully
Russian Consulate Doorman
(uncredited)
Laurence Herder
Russian Consulate Clerk
(uncredited)
Peter Evans
Customer at Fruit Stand
(uncredited)
Unknown
Security Man with Benz
(uncredited)
Jaqi Saltzman
Woman on Train
(uncredited)
William Hill
Captain Nash
(uncredited)
Rifat Shenel
Dining Car Waiter
(uncredited)
Ronald Hatton
SPECTRE Pilot
(uncredited)
Gordon Sterne
SPECTRE Pilot
(uncredited)
Peter Twiss
Morzeny's Driver
(uncredited)
Dorothea Bennett
Woman on Venice Bridge
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man on Venice Bridge
(uncredited)
Peter Perkins
Stunt Arranger
Stunts
Sean Connery's Train Fight Double
Bob Anderson
Stunts (uncredited)
Peter Brace
Stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle
Stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper
Robert Shaw's Train Fight Double
(uncredited)
Gerry Crampton
Stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford
Stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings
Stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne
Stunts (uncredited)
Max Faulkner
Stunts (uncredited)
Tex Fuller
Stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss
Stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon
Stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell
Stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester
Stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge
Stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer
Stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell
Stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell
Stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell
Stunts (uncredited)
Ivan Pulis
Stunts (uncredited)
Terry Richards
Stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sholomir
Stunt Driver (uncredited)
Bob Simmons
Stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor
Stunts (uncredited)
Barbara Jefford
Voice: Tatiana Romanova
Eric Pohlmann
Voice: Ernst Stavros Blofeld
Monica van der Zyl
Voice: Sylvia Trench
Voice: Istanbul Hotel Receptionist

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