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From Russia With Love Details


From Russia With Love, the second in the series of [[Feature~V158529~James Bond~jamesbond[filmseries]]] films, is the film that solidifies all the [[Feature~V158529~Bond~jamesbond[filmseries]]] film elements into a formula -- the action sequences are intensified and lend greater tension to the proceedings; [[Performer~P232001~John Barry~johnbarry]]'s inimitable score makes its first appearance; and [[Performer~P10646~Sean Connery~seanconnery]] as Bond has nailed down his role as 007 -- accentuating Bond's stylishness and sophistication, while toning down his cold-bloodedness. In From Russia With Love, the bad guys don't want to take over the world. They want something more mundane -- a Russian decoding device. Assigned to the mission of stealing the decoding device are No. 3, former KGB agent Rosa Klebb ([[Performer~P41824~Lotte Lenya~lottelenya]]), and No. 5, Kronsteen ([[Performer~P65278~Vladek Sheybal~vladeksheybal]]), an expert chess player who has plotted every move of the mission. Kronsteen's plan requires using Bond's weakness for women as an element in acquiring the decoding device. Once Bond obtains the decoding device from Russian cipher clerk Tatiana Romanova ([[Performer~P6063~Daniela Bianchi~danielabianchi]]), SPECTRE muscleman Red Grant ([[Performer~P111051~Robert Shaw~robertshaw]]) is to forcibly take it from Bond and kill him. But Bond suspects a trap. Being Bond, however, he can't resist the lure of a beautiful woman. So, flaunting danger, Bond travels to Istanbul to meet Tatiana. The centerpiece of this 007 feature is the thrilling fight to the death between Bond and enemy agent Red Grant aboard the Orient Express. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 1963


Awarded by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ted Moore Best Color Cinematography 1963 Winner


Sean Connery
as James Bond
Pedro Armendáriz
as Kerim Bey
Robert Shaw
as Red Grant
Bernard Lee
as M
Eunice Gayson
as Sylvia
Walter Gotell
as Morzeny
George Pastell
as Train Conductor
Nadja Regin
as Kerim's Girl
Lois Maxwell
as Miss Moneypenny
Neville Jason
as Kerim's Chauffeur
Vladek Sheybal
as Kronsteen
Desmond Llewelyn
as Maj. Boothroyd
Martine Beswicke
as Zora
Peter Bayliss
as Benz
Alizia Gur
as Vida
Fred Haggerty
as Krilencu
Peter Brayham
as Rhoda
Peter Madden
as McAdams


Terence Young
Harry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli
Johanna Harwood
Richard Maibaum
Ted Moore
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Monty Norman
Peter Hunt
Syd Cain
Art Director
Sidney Cain
Art Director
Freda Pearson
Set Designer
Jocelyn Rickards
Costume Designer
John Stears
Special Effects
Don Lusher
Musical Performer
John Barry