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1969 James Bond Movie starring George Lazenby

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My favorite Bond Film of All OHMSS

  • Nov 4, 2011
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Without question OHMSS is my favorite Bond film.  The film is the only true romance in the entire series.  Bond has had many girls in his movies, but only married one.  Actions, exotic settings, romance, tragedy, and exciting villains all add up to make this the most exciting film in the series.    The scenes in the Alps are beautiful.  Some of the best shots in movie history of skiing are in this film.   And few things compare to location of Piz Gloria, Blofelds domain.    I have personally traveled to Switzerland have dined at Piz Gloria on the top of Shilthorn for my own personal Bond moment.   And to top it all off this film has one of the best scores in all of the Bond films with Louis Armstrong to add the icing to the cake.

George Lazenby does a commendable job in his only outing as Bond, and is much better than many gave him credit for when the film first came out.  But I still hate the fact that Sean Connery did not make this film.  It would have elevated it even higher had he been on hand.  There is no question why Bond fell in love with Tracey in this movie.  As played by the beautiful Diana Rigg, who could not fall in love with her.  

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November 04, 2011
EXCELLENT choice. This is one of my favorite Bond pictures as well.
November 04, 2011
So many people overlook this film. Its a shame.
November 04, 2011
No kidding. It's a great li'l film that doesn't get the love it deserves, not even among some diehard Bond fans I know. I've never quite understood why, only to suspect that it quite possibly doesn't measure up against so many folks who thought for years that only Sean Connery could pull off 007. Meh. They don't know what they're missing.
 
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review by . April 23, 2009
On Her Majesty's Secret Service in my opinion was the best film of the series. I felt that George Lazenby was unfairly slagged by the critics for his performance. He did the best that he could. His acting fit very well for his character and his portrayal is more faithful to the original source material. The direction moved the film at an even pace. The action set pieces were impressive and Diana Rigg was hot. Telly Savalas was excellent as Blofield, he gave the character a suave touch underlying …
review by . July 31, 2009
posted in Bond, James Bond
George Lazenby is Bond
Including myself.  I found it apalling that when ABC fought for the rights to get the Bond movies a few years ago, they snubbed this movie from airplay.  Sadly I left it out when I talked about From Russia With Love when talking about the most serious and mature of the Bond movies.  Looking back now after watching it again, I really feel ashamed.  Talk about a sleeper!!      The biggest thing this movie has going against it is it's the one non hit wonder …
review by . April 01, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The sixth entry in the James Bond Franchise `On Her Majesty's Secret Service' is a questionable Bond film, probably being the most dramatic in the early years in the franchise and the fact that it introduces one-time Bond actor George Lazenby, who for the most part holds his own, even with the heavy burden of being the actor to follow-up Sean Connery who had already helmed five Bond films (and would return after Lazenby left for one last go in Diamonds Are Forever).     The film …
review by . September 12, 2007
Although George Lanzenby only played James Bond once, he did a great job in "On her Majesty's Secret Service". The film has good acting and amazing action sequences. Diana Rigg does a phenomenal job as "Tracy Bond", the only woman to have actually married James Bond. Blofeld is well performed by Terry Savalas. I really enjoyed Lanzenby as Bond and I wish he had done more. This is truly a fantastic movie and one of the best James Bond films.
review by . September 12, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Although George Lanzenby only played James Bond once, he did a great job in "On her Majesty's Secret Service". The film has good acting and amazing action sequences. Diana Rigg does a phenomenal job as "Tracy Bond", the only woman to have actually married James Bond. Blofeld is well performed by Terry Savalas. I really enjoyed Lanzenby as Bond and I wish he had done more. This is truly a fantastic movie and one of the best James Bond films.
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, and the only one to star George Lazenby as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. In the film, Bond faces Blofeld, who is planning on unleashing a plague through a group of brainwashed "angels of death" (which included early appearances by Joanna Lumley and Catherina von Schell) unless his demands are met. Along the way, Bond meets, falls in love with, and eventually marries Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo.

This Bond film is the second in what is considered the "Blofeld Trilogy", coming between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. This trilogy is of interest not only for the three different Blofeld actors (Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice, Telly Savalas in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Charles Gray in Diamonds Are Forever) but for its two Bond actors (Sean Connery, then George Lazenby, and back to Connery).

This is the only Bond film to be directed by Peter R. Hunt, who before was a film editor or second unit director on every previous film. Though its theatrical release was not as lucrative as its predecessor You Only Live Twice and Lazenby's performance was much criticized, On Her Majesty's Secret Service grossed over $87 million worldwide and was met with positive critical reviews.

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Director: Peter R. Hunt
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: December 18, 1969
Runtime: 140 minutes
Studio: United Artists
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