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Movies: “From Russia With Love”

Oct. 10, 1963 - Premiering tonight in London is “From Russia With Love,” the second James Bond film and Sean Connery’s second portrayal of the MI6 agent 007. The film was directed by Terence Young, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and is based on Ian Fleming’s 1957 novel of the same name. In the film, Bond is sent to assist in the defection of gorgeous Soviet consulate clerk Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) in Turkey, where SPECTRE plans to avenge Bond's killing of Dr. No. Following the success of “Dr. No,” United Artists approved a sequel and doubled the budget available for the producers. In addition to filming on location in Turkey, the action scenes were shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, and in Scotland. Production ran over budget and schedule, and the film was rushed to finish by today’s scheduled release date. President Kennedy has previously listed “From Russia, With Love” as among his 10 favorite books of all time in Life magazine. The comma in the title of Fleming’s novel was dropped for the film title.


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