Movie of the Week: From Russia With Love (1963)

Terence Young directs Sean Connery, Robert Shaw and Daniela Bianchi in this OO7 thriller where Bond is pulled into a triple cross involving an unwitting yet sexy Soviet defector.

The Bond movie with the most old school spy craft. One of the most romantic Bonds. Exoticism… gypsy fights and continental train journeys. That gripping final act – an extended face off between Connery and a winning Shaw – is the closest the series gets to pure Hitchcock. Every element chimes here. It is a more relaxed adventure, the formula is not quite set yet… and all the better for it. Looked glorious on the big screen too.


Perfect Double Bill: The Living Daylights (1987)

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