On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Time: 142 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime
  • Director: Peter R. Hunt
  • Cast: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

Storyline:

George Lazenby steps into the role of James Bond and is sent on his first mission. For help with Draco, he must becomes very close friends with her daughter, Tracy, and heads off to hunt down Ernst Stavro Blofeld one more time. This takes him to Switzerland, where he must pose as Sir Hilary Bray to find out the secret plan of Blofeld. The facility is covered with Blofeld’s guards and well as his hench-woman, Irma Bunt. What has Blofeld got in mind this time? Bond keep up this act for much longer? and are all Bond girls safe?

One comment

  • This is the first and only film starring George Lazenby as James Bond 007, where he helps mobster Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti) track down arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas), where takes him to Switzerland and poses as Sir Hilary Bray to find out Blofeld’s secret plan. Along the way, Bond woos Draco’s daughter, Tracy (Diana Rigg).

    This movie goes at a steady pace with some intriguing scenes that I’ve found appealing including 007 attempting to escape from Blofeld’s pursuing henchman and the romantic chemistry between Bond and Tracy. Lazenby proves he is a formidable Bond that can could some serious butt, using his own moves and stunts when grappling with the henchman. This makes Bond an even more serious force to be reckoned with and an agent to fear more, in addition to his already famous license to kill.

    Lazenby as Bond is a women charmer and equipped with a few one-liners and somewhat suaveness. However, his Bond has a serious and sensitive tone as evident in his emotional interaction with Tracy, who becomes one of the more unique Bond Girls, stealing Bond’s heart and coming to rescue his life a few times. This makes this one of the more touching Bond movies.

    The plot itself picks up speed right from the start, drags towards the middle and abruptly comes to an action-packed climax. As with many of the Bond movies, there are a lot of talk and less action, but this one lacks some suspense and humor as well. The good acting, though, counterbalances it. It’s not one of the best Bonds, but overall, it’s a pretty movie.

    Grade B-

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