You Only Live Twice (1967)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli & Harry Saltzman

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Screenplay by Roald Dahl, additional story material by Harold Jack Bloom

James Bond played by Sean Connery

 

THE VILLAIN:    Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) - head of SPECTRE.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Mr Osato (Teru Shimada) - SPECTRE operative, chairman of Osato Chemicals and Engineering.

                                Helga Brandt (Karin Dor) - seductive SPECTRE agent, aka Number Eleven, works with Mr Osato.

                                Hans (Ronald Rich) - Blofeld's personal bodyguard.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:     Blofeld, under contract to the Chinese, abducts both Soviet and American spacecraft in order to launch World War III.  

 

BOND WOMEN:    Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi) - Japanese secret agent working with Tiger Tanaka.

                                Kissy (Mie Hama) - orphaned Ama girl and Japanese secret agent.

                                Ling (Tsai Chin) - Chinese girl in Hong Kong who aids in the (fake) killing of Bond.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) - head of the Japanese Secret Service.

                                Dikko Henderson (Charles Gray) - British station chief in Tokyo, killed by a masked SPECTRE agent shortly after meeting Bond.

 

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:    Pocket-sized safe cracker; Little Nellie Gyrocopter armed with two synchronised machine guns firing incendiary and high-explosive bullets, forward-firing rocket launchers, rear-firing flame guns, heat-seeking air-to-air missiles, smoke ejectors and aerial mines; helmet camera; suction devices for climbing walls; cigarettes with rocket-powered darts.

 

LOCATIONS:    Alaska; Hawaii; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Kobe/Osaka; Cape Kennedy; Star City, USSR; Japanese fishing village near Island of Matsu; Blofeld's volcano; outer space.