From Russia with Love (1963)

35mm film, colour, 1.66:1 [European prints], 1.85:1 [US prints]
mono, English

A British borderline science fiction film directed by Terence Young.

Plot Summary

becomes the target of a vendetta waged by the leader of SPECTRE – he plans to use Bond to gain access to a secret Russian decoding device which is being smuggled out by an unwitting Soviet agent.


Directed by: Terence Young
Copyright 1963 Danjaq S.A.
United Artists Pictures Inc. [opening logo] Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli present and Eon production
Produced by : Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli
Screenplay by: Richard Maibaum
Adapted by: Johanna Harwood
Novel: Ian Fleming [credited as a possessory above the title]
Director of Photography: Ted Moore
Editor: Peter Hunt
Original Music Composed and Conducted by: John Barry
Title Song Written by: Lionel Bart
“From Russia With Love” Sung by: Matt Monro
“James Bond Theme” Written by: Monte Norman
Sound Recordists: John W. Mitchell & C. Le Mesurier
Costume Designer: Jocelyn Rickards
Make Up: Basil Newall & Paul Rabiger
Hairdresser: Eileen Warwick
Special Effects by: John Stears
Title Designed by: Robert Brownjohn
Art Director: Syd Cain
Made on location in Istanbul and at Pinewood Studios, London, England

Sean Connery (James Bond)
Pedro Armendariz (Kerim Bey)
Lotte Lenya (Rosa Klebb)
Robert Shaw (Red Grant)
Bernard Lee as “M”
Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova)
Eunice Gayson (Sylvia)
Walter Gotell (Morzeny)
Francis de Wolff (Vavra)
George Pastell (train conductor)
Nadja Regin (Kerim's girl)
Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)
Aliza Gur (Vida)
Martine Beswick (Zora)
Vladek Sheybal (Kronsteen)
Hasan Ceylan (foreign agent)
Leila (belly dancer)
? 1A pseudonym for Anthony Dawson. (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
Fred Haggerty (Krilencu)
Neville Jason (Rolls chauffeur)

Alternative Titles

007 – Ordem para Matar – Portuguese title
A 007 dalla Russia con amore – Italian title
Agent 007 jages – Danish title
Agent 007 ser rött – Swedish title
Agente 007, dalla Russia con amore – Italian title
Bons baisers de Russie – French/French Canadian title
De Rusia con amor – Argentine title
Des de Rússia amb Amor – Catalan Spanish title
Desde Rusia con amor – Spanish title
Den Hemliga agenten i Istanbul – Swedish Finnish title
Iz Rusije s ljubavlju – Serbian title
James Bond 007 – Liebesgrüße aus Moskau – West German title
James Bond, praktor 007 se pagida – Greek title
M'Russia B'Ahava – Israeli title
Moscou Contra 007 – Brazilian title
Oroszországból szeretettel – Hungarian title
Pozdrowienia z Rosji – Polish title
Rusya'dan sevgilerle – Turkish title
Salainen agentti 007 Istanbulissa – Finnish title

Sequel to
Dr. No (1962)

Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time to Die (2021)

Extracts included in
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (2002)
Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000)
The World of James Bond (1995)


Amateur Cine World vol.6 no.20 (14 November 1963) p.770 – review
Broadcast 6 November 1998 p.6 – short article (Battle of the Bonds)
Film Daily vol.124 no.39 (27 February 1964) p.6 – review
Film Review's Ultimate DVD no.7 (July 2000) pp.38-39 – illustrated DVD review (by Ian Atkins)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.30 no.358 (November 1963) p.155 – review
Sight & Sound vol.2 no.4 (August 1992) p.69 – note
TV Times 18-24 April 1987 pp.34, 68 – TV data, review, credits
TV Times 16-22 February 1991 pp.35, 22 – TV data, review, credits

Elliot's Guide to Films on Video by John Elliot p.310 short review, some credits, video data
The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Films second edition by John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh pp.146-147 – illustrated credits, review (by M.W.G. [Michael W. Given])
The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis p.120
The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction by Alan Burton pp.165-167 – note
Hoffman's Guide to Horror, SF and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.146 short review, some credits
The Incredible World of 007 (2nd edition) by by Lee Pfeiffer pp.20-27, 146 illustrated review, credits, making of data
The International Spy Guide 001 by Richard Rhys Davies p.344 – illustrated credits, note
The James Bond Films: A Behind the Scenes History by Steven Jay Rubin pp.23- illustrated review, credits, making of data
Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang!: The Unofficial James Bond Film Companion by Alan Barnes and Marcus Hearn pp.20-29 illustrated credits, review, making of data
Sean Connery by Robert Tanitch pp.48-50 illustrated review, credits
The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.114

Other sources
British National Film Catalogue vol.1 (1963) credits