This promotional film was aired on American television on 26 November 1965, one month before the release of Thunderball (1965). Narrated by Alexander Scourby, the 48 minute documentary aired as a one hour special. It included footage of the filming at Silverstone Racetrack, Northamptonshire and of the fight aboard the Disco Volante at Pinewood Studios; media coverage of Martine Beswick, Luciana Paluzzi and Claudine Auger; and archive footage of Ian Fleming at 'Goldeneye', Jamaica. It is available on the Thunderball (1965) DVD Ultimate Edition.Written by
I have wonderful memories associated with this show. My best friend and I(both 11 years old at the time) watched it at his parents' house on their color TV. I think it was shown on NBC and it was probably a Friday night.
I'm not sure if we'd ever heard of James Bond, but after watching, we became instant fans. Our parents bought us many James Bond toys; road race set, board games, figurines, attaché cases, etc. My friend even got all the Ian Fleming novels in hardback. When his mother was out of the house, we'd look at them and get excited over the racy parts.
We never got to see a Bond film back then. We lived in a small town with only one theater and if a Bond film ever played there, we didn't get to see it.
The first Bond film I ever saw was "Goldfinger." I seem to remember it was in '72 or '73 and it was on ABC Sunday Night at The Movies."
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