From Russia With Love

Trivia: Daniela Bianchi was involved in a road accident during production. On their journey to the set, Bianchi's driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the car. The actress suffered bruising to her face and Bianchi's scenes had to be postponed for two weeks while the facial contusions healed.

Trivia: The same cars are seen over and over in the traffic shots: a '55 Plymouth, a red-orange VW bus, the car that was following Bond, a '58 Dodge.

Roy Blankenship

Trivia: When Bond is spying on the Russian Embassy with a periscope, he sees Tatiana walking around. In this scene, Tatiana was played not by Daniela Bianchi but a stand-in, as director Terence Young had a strong dislike of Bianchi's legs.

Trivia: The knife shoe used by Rosa Kleb is an actual weapon used by the KGB.


Trivia: During the Istanbul ferry journey, the Maiden's Tower is visible in the background. This was later featured as Renard and Elektra's lair in the 1999 Bond film "The World Is Not Enough."

Trivia: Robert Shaw originally turned down the role of Red Grant because he thought the script was rubbish. His then-wife Mary Ure persuaded him to take up the part.

Trivia: It's mentioned elsewhere that Pedro Armendáriz had terminal cancer and committed suicide shortly after filming his scenes. However, he was determined to finish his role in the film first in order to provide for his family. During the scene where Bond shoots Krilencu for him, and Kerim Bey uses his shoulder to brace the rifle for Bond, Sean Connery was actually holding Armendáriz up so that he could complete the scene.

Trivia: Peter Burton, who played Major Boothroyd in "Dr No", was unavailable for this film, so Desmond Llewelyn replaced him. Llewelyn's name does not appear in the opening title sequence and is reserved for the closing credits, where he is credited as "Boothroyd." The character is not referred to by this name in the film, though M does introduce him as being from Q Branch.

Trivia: During filming, director Terence Young and a camerman nearly drowned when their helicopter crashed into the sea while filming a key sequence. They were rescued by other members of the film crew, and Young was back behind the camera thirty minutes after being rescued.

Trivia: In both the British and American trailers, the name of every major cast member is mentioned, except one: Sean Connery.

Trivia: Daniela Bianchi was only 21, making her the youngest actress to play a leading Bond girl in the franchise.


Trivia: This was the final James Bond film viewed by Ian Fleming before his death in 1964.

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Visible crew/equipment: When James Bond shoots down the helicopter, then it crashes. He emerges from the rocks to run from the crash site to the right of the picture, just as you see Sean Connery emerge from behind rocks from the right in the same scene. So, for about a second, there are two James Bonds in the picture. One is the stuntman, and the other is Sean Connery. (01:38:05)

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Chosen answer: It would, yes. Also I am to understand that it's his sense of humour.

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