Original release: 1963
Running length: 115 minutes
Bondays at 3Below
The British superspy first hit the big screen on Oct. 5, 1962, when “Dr. No” opened in theaters, introducing Ian Fleming’s suave 007 to the masses. Now, a half-century and six Bond actors later, the series is one of the longest running in history. It’s Bond Night at 3Below and we are celebrating with 2 films one celebrating 55 years, the other 45 years and then join us again 2 more films filmed in the same year with two different Bonds. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Never Say Never Again and Octopussy.
From Russia with Love
The second James Bond film, From Russia with Love is a razor-sharp, briskly-paced Cold War thriller.
James Bond (Sean Connery) squares off against the evil Spectre Organization in a pulse-pounding race to seize the Soviet Lektor Decoding Machine. His mission thrusts him into a thrilling boat chase, a brutal helicopter attack and a deadly brawl aboard the Orient Express, proving that Agent 007 can’t be stopped.
Broccoli considered this as one of the best Fleming stories. Connery once again excelled and was well supported by a great cast including Robert Shaw, wonderfully menacing as a brutal killer; and Lotte Lenya as the Russian agent with the famous poison-tipped knife device in her shoe. The film also features many distinctive Bond motifs for the first time and its huge success firmly established the 007 films as a cultural phenomenon.