The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

120, 125m
35mm film, DeLuxe/Eastmancolor, 1.37:1 [negative ratio], 1.66:1 [European prints], 1.85:1 [US prints]
mono, English,

A British borderline science fiction film directed by Guy Hamilton. It was the ninth official film and the second featuring Roger Moore in the leading role.

Plot Summary

James Bond is stalked by Scaramanga, the Man With the Golden Gun, who kills his victims with a golden bullet.


Directed by: Guy Hamilton
© MCMLXXIV [1974] Danjaq S.A.
Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman present. Made by Eon Productions Limited
Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman
Associate Producer: Charles Orme
Screenplay by: Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz
Novel: Ian Fleming [name appears as possessory above title]
Directors of Photography: Ted Moore, Oswald Morris
Editors: John Shirley, Raymond Poulton
Music Composed, Conducted and Arranged by: John Barry
Song: lyrics by Don Black, title song sung by Lulu
The James Bond Theme written by Monty Norman
Sound Recordist: Gordon Everett
Wardrobe Supervisor: Elsa Fennell
Chief Make-up: Paul Engelen
Hairdresser: Mike Jones
Special Effects: John Stears
Miniatures: Derek Meddings
Production Designer: Peter Murton
Made on location in Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and at Pinewood Studios, London, England

Roger Moore as James Bond – 007
Christopher Lee (Scaramanga)
Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight)
Maud Adams (Andrea)
Herve Villechaize as Nick Nack
Clifton James as J.W Pepper
Richard Loo (Hai Fat)
Soon Taik-Oh (Hip)
Marc Lawrence (Rodney)
Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny)
Marne Maitland (Lazar)
Desmond Llewelyn (Q)
James Cossins (Colthorpe)
Bernard Lee as “M”
Chan Yiu Lam (Chula)
Carmen Sautoy (Saida)
Gerald James (Frazier)
Michael Osborne (naval lieutenant)
Michael Fleming (communications officer)

Alternative Titles

Agente 007, l'uomo dalla pistola d'oro – Italian title
L'Homme au Pistolet d'Or – French title
James Bond 007 – Der Mann mit dem goldenen Colt – German title
De Man met het Geschonden Pistool – Dutch title
Der Mann mit dem goldenen Colt – alternative German title

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
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 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
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987)
Inside The Spy Who Loved Me (2000)
The James Bond Story (1999)
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (2002)
the Screen Test (1970-1984) episode broadcast on 23 December 1974
The World of James Bond (1995)

See also
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Cube (1997)
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Never Say Never Again (1983)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.25 p.58
  • Cinefantastique vol.4 no.1 (Spring 1975) pp.29; 39 – review; illustrated interview with Christopher Lee (The Vampire With the Golden Gun by Chris Knight)
  • CinemaTV Today no.10065 (12 January 1974) p.10 – note
  • CinemaTV Today no.10080 (27 April 1974) p.11 – credits
  • CinemaTV Today no.10097 (24 August 1974) pp.1; 8-9 – illustrated note; illustrated article with Guy Hamilton (Hamilton Plays the Dearest Film Game by Quentin Falk)
  • CinemaTV Today no.10115 (4 January 1975) p.18 – credits, synopsis, review (by Marjorie Bilbow)
  • Entertainment Weekly no.525 (3 December 1999) pp.40-42, 44, 46 – illustrated article (And the Bond Played On)
  • Films and Filming September 1973 p.54 – review
  • Films and Filming vol.21 no.6 March 1975 p.40 – credits, review (by Gordon Gow)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.231 no.29 (20 October 1972) p.12 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter 24 May 1974 p.22 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter 12 April 1982 p.9 – interview with Albert Broccoli (by Robert Osborne)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin January 1975 pp.11-12 – credits, synopsis, review (by Verina Glaessner)
  • Sight & Sound vol.3 no.6 (June 1993) p.70 – note
  • Starburst no.212 (April 1996) p.55 – illustrated note
  • Starburst no.269 (January 2001) pp.85-86 – illustrated DVD review (by Ian Atkins)
  • TV Guide vol.47 no.46 (13 November 1999) pp.26-28, 30 – illustrated article (Licensed to still thrill by Mark Schwed)
  • Vanity Fair no.471 (November 1999) pp.136-141 – illustrated article
  • Variety 27 June 1973 p.20 – review
  • Variety 11 December 1974 p.16 – review (by Murf)


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  • The International Spy Guide 002 by Richard Rhys Davies p.568 – illustrated credits, note
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! pp.114-121 – illustrated article, review
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  • Lord of Misrule (new edition) by Christopher Lee pp.231-234, 235, 239, 305
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