• Short Summary

    WORK IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY AT MURREN, IN THE SWISS ALPS, ON THE SIXTH "JAMES BOND" FILM TO BE MADE BY HARRY SALTZMAN AND ALBERT BROCCOLI -- "ON HER MAJESTY' SECRET SERVICE".

  • Description

    WORK IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY AT MURREN, IN THE SWISS ALPS, ON THE SIXTH "JAMES BOND" FILM TO BE MADE BY HARRY SALTZMAN AND ALBERT BROCCOLI -- "ON HER MAJESTY' SECRET SERVICE". STARRING AS THE SCOTTISH "JAMES BOND, AGENT 007", IS THE AUSTRALIAN, GEORGE LAZENBY, SURROUNDED BY AN INTERNATIONAL CAST.

    FILMING OF THE LATEST "JAMES BOND" EPIC BY IAN FLEMING BEGAN AT AN ALTITUDE OF 10,000 FEET ON THE SNOWCAPPED PEAK OF THE SCHILTHORN IN THE SWISS ALPS, WITHIN SIGHT OF THE FAMOUS EIGER, WITH BOND PITTING HIS WITS AGAINST HIS OLD ANTAGONIST, "ERNST STAVROS BLOFELD", PLAYED BY AMERICAN TELLY SAVALAS, AND BEING INSPIRED TO HIS SUPERHUMAN EFFORTS WITH THE HELP OF A DOZEN BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

    THE FILM MARKS THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF AUSTRALIAN GEORGE LAZENBY IN THE ROLE OF AGENT 007, PLAYED IN THE PREVIOUS FIVE SALTZMAN-BROCCOLI "JAMES BOND" FILMS BY THE BRITISH ACTOR, SEAN CONNERY. THE CAST WILL SPEND TWO MONTHS ON LOCATION IN SWITZERLAND, WITH FURTHER LOCATION SETS IN PORTUGAL AND LONDON. "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" -- OR "OHMSS" FOR SHORT -- WAS THE FLEMING NOVEL IN WHICH "AGENT 007" MARRIES TRACY, PLAYED IN THE FILM BY DIANA RIGG OF BRITAIN.

    FILMING ON THE SHILTHORN MARKS THE COMPLETION OF MONTHS OF CO-OPERATION AND PREPARATION BY THE SWISS AUTHORITIES AND THE PRODUCTION TEAM. SOME OF THE MOST COLOURFUL SCENES IN THE FILM ARE BEING SHOT IN THE "PIZ GLORIA", A LUXURIOUS RESTAURANT BUILT ATOP THE SHILTHORN SUMMIT AND OFFERING A BREATHTAKING ALPINE PANORAMA INCLUDING THE EIGER. THE STORY CONCERNS 007's CONTINUING BATTLE WITH SPECTRE, THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANISATION LED BY "BLOFELD".

    THE PRINCIPAL VILLAINESS OF "OHMSS", "IRMA BUNT", IS PLAYED BY WEST GERMAN ACTRESS ILSE STEPPAT, PLAYING HER FIRST INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING ROLE AFTER A 34-YEAR ACTING CAREER. YET ANOTHER VILLAIN IS "MARC ANGE DRACO", BOSS OF THE "UNION CORSE, ONE OF EUROPE'S BIGGEST CRIME SYNDICATES" AND FATHER OF TRACY IN THE FILM, GABRIELE FERZETTI OF ITALY. PETER HUNT, THE DIRECTOR, ALSO DIRECTED THE OTHER FIVE "JAMES BOND" FILMS AND HAS BEEN LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR HIGHLY-POPULAR STYLE AND PACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACR0Z1WEPNMQWW4EI5PRFDLNHY
    Media URN:
    VLVACR0Z1WEPNMQWW4EI5PRFDLNHY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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