Thunderball (1965)

Presented by Albert R Broccoli & Harry Saltzman

Produced by Kevin McClory

Directed by Terrence Young

Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & John Hopkins, based on the original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham & Ian Fleming.

James Bond played by Sean Connery

 

THE VILLAIN:    Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Anthony Dawson, voice of Eric Puhlmann) - head of SPECTRE.

                            Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi) - Italian, Number Two in the SPECTRE hierarchy, in charge of the ambitious plot to steal to steal two nuclear weapons, has only one eye.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Jacques Botier (Bob Simmons/Rose Alba) - SPECTRE agent who fakes his own death. Bond makes the ruse real.

                                Count Lippe (Guy Doleman) - SPECTRE agent at Shrublands who tries to kill Bond.

                                Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi) - SPECTRE agent who uses her potent sex appeal as a weapon.

                                Angelo Palazzi (Paul Stassino) - operative hired and trained to replace Domino's brother and hijack the NATO bomber.

                                Vargas (Philip Locke) - cold-blooded killer working for Largo.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    SPECTRE hijacks a NATO bomber and steals the nuclear weapons onboard, demanding a ransom from the US and the UK.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Dominique Derval (Claudine Auger) - called 'Domino' by her friends, she is the 'kept woman' of Emilio Largo, and sister of the NATO pilot whom Largo has killed and replaced to carry out his plot.

                                Patricia Fearing (Molly Peters) - physical therapist at Shrublands Health Clinic.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Felix Leiter (Rick Van Nutter) - Bond's CIA ally.

                                Paula Caplan (Martine Beswick, credited as Martin Beswick) - local secret service field liaison for 007 in Nassau.

                                Pinder (Earl Cameron) - Nassau local who runs the Bahamas station for the British secret service.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Bernard Lee) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Bell-Traxton jet pack; Aston Martin DB5 with bulletproof shield and high-pressure water jets; miniature underwater breathing apparatus; miniature Very light; radioactive homing pill; watch with concealed Geiger counter; camera with Geiger counter; underwater propulsion unit armed with exploding torpedoes and 'smokescreen'.

 

LOCATIONS:    France; Shrublands Health Clinic; London; Nassau, Bahamas and out-islands; Miami.