Breaking Bond Part IV: From Russia With Love

After years of writing, wrangling, convincing, and in some cases conniving the three wise men of Ian Fleming, Cubby Broccoli, and Albert Saltzman officially hit it out of the park with almost every choice they collectively made for Dr. No. 

Did they agree on the story…no….the actor…nope…the script…not a chance. 

It made no difference, from the first introduction at the baccarat table to the explosion of Crab Key; Dr. No was an undeniable international hit beyond even their own lofty expectations. 

Which leads us to that all important and treacherous sophomore effort.  ‘From Russia With Love’, it would have to live up to all the hype of the first movie and more….bigger budget…bigger locations…bigger story…bigger expectations…bigger egos. 

From the Bosphorus to Belgrade, ‘From Russia With Love’ continues to deliver almost 60 years after its release.

Did you know the movie is tied to JFK in more ways than one? 

Did you also know Howard Hughes, a friend of “Cubby” Broccoli and someone who has made more than one appearance in our podcasts appears yet again? 

Sadly, this will be the final film for all our principle players and for many fans who were there to see it in 1964 it would remain their favorite James Bond movie ever.  Let us find out why!      

So, Sit Back And Relax Mom & Dad Won’t Be Back For At Least An Hour….and welcome to The Latch Key Kids Present Breaking Bond Part Four: From Russia With Love!

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