The James Bond Movies


Released: December 29, 1965

  Sean Connery as James Bond
  Claudine Auger as Domino
  Adolfo Celi as Largo
  Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe

Directed by: Terence Young

Running Time: 129 minutes

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  • First Bond movie filmed in widescreen

  • First time Sean Connery does the gun barrel opening sequence (it was Bob Simmons, the stuntman, through this film)

  • First cross dressing villain (Jacques Boitier during the opening sequence)

  • First appearance of NATO

  • First time all the Double-O's are in one room at once

  • First time sharks are used by a villain

  • First time Q equips Bond in the field

  • First time Bond's charms fail on a woman (Fiona)

  • First underwater sequence

  • First time Bond is shot

  • First film to utilize the underwater camera

  • First gun on a motorcycle

  • First Bond film where nuclear warheads are hijacked

  • First Bond girl that was a former Miss France

  • First time that a Bond film was filmed in Paris, France

  • First time 007 drives a Lincoln Continental

  • First time 007 is a passenger in a Ford Mustang

  • First time 007 goes to the Bahamas

  • First time that a Bond film was filmed in the Bahamas

  • First time that SPECTRE agents are all in the same room

  • First time that the U.S. Coast Guard is an ally

  • First time that a subordinate is killed by sharks

  • First time SPECTRE demands a ransom from a Western world power

  • First time Q Branch modified a wristwatch with gadgetry (the first wristwatch with gadgetry was the one worn by Red Grant in From Russia With Love

  • First re-appearance of the Aston Martin DB5