From Russia With Love

Eon Productions Released 1963




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Terence Young

The movie follows MI6 agent james Bond as he searches for the Lektor, a Russian decoding machine. He is in a race against time, as the malevolent SPECTRE organization also seeks to claim this device. James Bond must find his way through the foreign land of Istanbul and elude the many agents that are dispatched to terminate him. It will be no easy task to deal with Donald 'Red' Grant and Rosa Klebb, two of the most capable SPECTRE agents. While on this mission, James Bond meets an attractive Russian woman, Tatiana Romanova, with whom he has a romantic encounter.


Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Despite its occasional shortcomings, From Russia with Love is still a terrific Bond entry. There's true chemistry between Connery's 007 and Armendariz's Kerim Bey, and it is all th...

  • 90

    The Guardian Peter Bradshaw

    It may seem grainy and fusty compared to the all-action tongue-in-cheek spectaculars that came later, but it's the Bond closest to my heart.

  • 80

    Empire Kim Newman

    A cracking cold war story.

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    • Production Budget $2,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $24,800,000 (3rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $78,900,000 (2nd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $238,080,000
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $757,440,000

    • Other production companies:
      United Artists (distributor)
      Chapel Distribution (AU distributor)

    • Taglines:
      James Bond Is Back!
      2. Meet James Bond, secret agent 007.
      3. VIVA James Bond !
      4. His new enemies, His new women, His new adventures!
      5. The world's masters of murder pull out all the stops to destroy Agent 007!
      6. Blast him! Seduce him! Bomb him! Strangle him! Target: The Unkillable James Bond 007.
      7. JAMES BOND IS BACK! his new incredible women! his new incredible enemies! his new incredible adventures!
      8. Meet James Bond, secret agent 007. His new incredible women... His new incredible enemies... His new incredible adventures...
      9. TO THOSE UNLUCKY FEW WHO MISSED "DR. NO"...You are unprepared for the sophisticated mayhem and the polished lovemaking. The James Bond bug has not bitten you. But take heart! There is still time to jump on the Bond bandwagon with the second James Bond adventure...FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. See it and we guarantee - you will be hooked for good!

    • Filming locations include:
      Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      At Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey
      Bay of Pendik, Turkey
      Berkshire, England
      Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
      Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
      Bosphorus River, Istanbul, Turkey
      Bosphorus, Turkey
      Bridge Of Sighs, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Byzantine Hippodrome, Istanbul, Turkey
      Crinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      Egyptian Market, Istanbul, Turkey
      Firth of Lorne, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
      Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey
      Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
      Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
      Hurley, Berkshire, England
      Istanbul Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
      Kilmichael, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      Loch Craignish, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      Lochgoilhead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      London, England
      Lunga, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
      Madrid, Spain
      Misir Çarsisi, Istanbul, Turkey
      Old Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
      Pendik, Turkey
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales
      Spice Market, Istanbul, Turkey
      Sultanahmet Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
      Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
      Venice, Veneto, Italy

    • Music:
      From Russia With Love
      Title song written by Lionel Bart
      Sung by Matt Monro
      Music Conducted by Johnnie Spence


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