On Her Majesty's Secret Service Overview:

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Peter R. Hunt and produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli.

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George Lazenby ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 1, 2012 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of the very first James Bond film, DR. NO. Because of this, I have decided to write some Bond blogs--featuring the two least-appreciated 007s, George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to have to replace Sea... Read full article


George Lazenby ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 1, 2012 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of the very first James Bond film, DR. NO. Because of this, I have decided to write some Bond blogs--featuring the two least-appreciated 007s, George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to have to replace Sea... Read full article


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[M refuses to authorize an attack on Blofeld]
James Bond: And the girl who helped me escape? We just leave her there?
M: This department is not concerned with your personal problems.
James Bond: This department owes her a *debt*. She saved my life.
M: Operation Bedlam is DEAD! Do you understand, 007?
James Bond: Yes, Sir. I understand.


[after Blofeld hits a tree]
James Bond: He's branched off.


Draco: She likes you, I can see it.
James Bond: You must give me the name of your oculist.


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Whereas ads for You Only Live Twice loudly touted "Sean Connery IS James Bond", the marketing for On Her Majesty's Secret Service downplayed the name of the replacement actor completely. This is the first and only time that the name of the actor playing Bond appears below the title, and in several of the ads for the film, there is an image of a faceless Bond. Since George Lazenby was a virtual unknown when he was cast as Bond, initial teaser advertising for the film emphasized the Bond character rather than the actor playing him. United Artists would later say that this marketing strategy was a mistake which hurt the film's performance at the box office.
A double was used for Diana Rigg at the ice rink as the actress did not know how to skate.
Joanna Lumley makes one of her first screen appearances in this movie. Unlike other "Avengers" actors and actresses (Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman), she is the only one to have appeared in a Bond movie *before* starring in The Avengers. Despite having a very small part as one of Blofeld's girls, she spent two months on the production, dubbing the voices of a whole line up of international beauties in German, Chinese and Norwegian accents, in addition to teaching many of the actresses who played Blofeld's patients how to crochet, which some of them can be seen doing on film. With time, some of the women preferred crocheting garments over attending parties for the cast. Joanna Lumley has also read an abridged version of the Ian Fleming novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service on BBC Radio 4.
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