|Release Date:||December 18, 1969|
|Running time:||142 minutes|
|Cast:||George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat|
|Director:||Peter R. Hunt|
|Producer:||Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman|
|Writer:||Simon Raven, Richard Maibaum|
Description: Connery's decision to quit as Bond left Broccoli and Saltzman with a headache. The press went into overdrive speculating on Connery's successor; while the producers chose good-looking Australian actor George Lazenby after successful screen tests. Avengers superstar Diana Rigg was brought in as an added lure and the resulting action-packed film ensured that the franchise would continue.
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