On Her Majesty's Secret Service

"Very Good"

On Her Majesty's Secret Service Review


GEORGE LAZENBY took Bond's reins from Sean Connery in this sixth 007 outing, an unfairly oft-maligned film that, while distinctively different than the rest of the series, is still quite fun to watch. Where to begin? The love story? Lazenby has an honest to god love montage with Diana Rigg, playing a mobster's daughter, who he later teams up (and actually marries) with to track down Blofeld (now played by Telly Savalas), who got away in You Only Live Twice. He finds Blofeld living on a mountaintop, running a clinic for women with allergies(!)... which is naturally just a front for nefarious ends to destroy the world's economy though mind control. Oddly, Blofeld no longer recognizes Bond, who's dressed in a kilt as a geneology researcher... which may all account for the film's lackluster reputation.

It's a big movie, with good stunts, virtually no gadgets, plenty of fisticuffs, and maybe more sex than any of the series' other installments. Even Lazenby is not half bad, though he pales in comparison to Connery, who would return for one more run as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever.

Bond #6.



On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Facts and Figures

Run time: 142 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 18th December 1969

Box Office Worldwide: $82M

Budget: $7M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions, Danjaq

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 35 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Peter R. Hunt

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli,

Starring: as James Bond, as Tracy Di Vicenzo, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as Marc Ange Draco, Ilse Steppat as Irma Bunt, as Ruby Bartlett, as Miss Moneypenny, as Sir Hilary Bray, as M, as Q, as Nancy, Bernard Horsfall as Campbell, as Olympe, Geoffrey Cheshire as Toussaint, as The Scandinavian Girl, Mona Chong as The Chinese Girl, as The English Girl, Jenny Hanley as The Irish Girl

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