On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a 1969 spy film and the sixth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It is based on the 1963 novel by Ian Fleming. Following Sean Connery's decision to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice, Eon Productions selected George Lazenby, a model with no prior acting credits, to play the part of James Bond. During the making of the film, Lazenby announced that he would play the role of Bond only once.
James Bond—agent 007—saves a woman on the beach from committing suicide by drowning, and later meets her again in a casino. The woman, Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo, invites Bond to her hotel room to thank him, but when Bond arrives he is attacked by an unidentified man. After subduing the man, Bond returns to his own room and finds Tracy there, who claims she did not know the attacker was there. The next morning, Bond is kidnapped by several men, including the one he fought, who take him to meet Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the European crime syndicate Unione Corse. Draco reveals that Tracy is his only daughter and tells Bond of her troubled past, offering Bond one million pounds if he will marry her. Bond refuses, but agrees to continue romancing Tracy if Draco reveals the whereabouts of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE.
|author||Richard Maibaum Simon Raven|
|contentLocation||Estoril London Piz Gloria|
|director||Peter R. Hunt|
|keywords||aston martin attack avalanche bacteriological warfare birthday party bobsleigh brainwash british secret service bury capture car chase college of arms contessa crime syndicate drive-by shooting drown ernst stavro blofeld hotel room kidnap kill law firm m mi6 mind control morning neck brace on the beach rescue mission return home secret service shoot sir hilary bray ski spectre swiss alps teresa tracy di vicenzo tracy bond tree branch troubled past unidentified man unione corse whirlwind romance young women|
|producer||Albert R. Broccoli Harry Saltzman|
|recordedAt||Bern canton of Bern Cascais Grindelwald Lauterbrunnen Lisbon Mürren Pinewood Studios Piz Gloria Portugal St. Moritz Switzerland|
|theme||sequel spy terrorism|