After saving Tracy Di Vicenzo from drowning herself on a beach, James Bond promises her mobster father, Marc Ange Draco, to carry on seeing her in exchange for details of the whereabouts of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of SPECTRE.
Directed by Marc Ange to a lawyer in Bern, 007 discovers Blofeld is comminicating with the Royal College of Arms in an attempt to claim the title Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp.
Bond poses as genealogist Sir Hillary Bray to meet Blofeld at his clinic set atop a Swiss mountain peak where he uncovers Blofeld’s plot to unleash a biological attack through his patients who have been brainwashed through hypnosis into becoming his “Angels of Death”.
James bond must escape from SPECTRE in time to report his findings back to M and stop the biological agents from being used.
What we say
While On Her Majesty’s Secret Service returned the series to Ian Fleming, George Lazenby’s lack of acting experience lets down a great score, good alpine action and the classic Blofeld lair.
Premiere: 18th December 1969 at the Odeon Leicester Square
UK: 18th December 1969
US: 18th December 1969
Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman
|George Lazenby||James Bond|
|Diana Rigg||Tracy Di Vicenzo|
|Telly Savalas||Ernst Stavro Blofeld|
|Gabriele Ferzetti||Marc Ange Draco|
|Ilse Steppat||Irma Bunt|
|Angela Scoular||Ruby Bartlett|
|Lois Maxwell||Miss Moneypenny|
|George Baker||Sir Hilary Bray|
|Bernard Horsfall||Shaun Campbell|
|Irvin Allen||Che Che|
|Julie Ege||The Scandinavian Girl|
|Mona Chong||The Chinese Girl|
|Sylvana Henriques||The Jamaican Girl|
|Sally Sheridan||The American Girl|
|Joanna Lumley||The English Girl|
|Zaheera||The Indian Girl|
|Anouska Hempel||The Australian Girl|
|Ingrid Back||The German Girl|
|Helena Ronee||The Israeli Girl|
|Jenny Hanley||The Irish Girl|
- Dom Perignon ’57
- Martini (vodka not specified)
- Unspecified Champagne
- Malt whisky and branch water
- Red wine
Aston Martin DBS coupe (1969)
- “This never happened to the other fellow.”
- “Never mind that, go and get the brandy. Five-star Hennessey of course!”