The footage of the exploding SPECTRE helicopter has since been recycled for a number of British TV shows as stock footage.
It can be seen in the "Doctor Who" episode "The Daemons."
The budget was $2,000,000 (double that of Dr. No (1962)).
Chosen as the second 007 film after President Kennedy listed the book among his top ten favorite novels of all time.
"Q" played by Desmond Llewelyn appears for the first time.
Pedro Armendáiz was terminally ill during filming.
Towards the end of shooting, Terence Young had to double for the actor.
Shortly after the film wrapped Armendáiz committed suicide.
During the helicopter sequence towards the end of the film, the inexperienced pilot flew too close to Sean Connery, almost killing him.
All female voices heard in this film, with the exception of Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny, are dubbed by the same, unaccredited, English actress.
Krilenko tries to escape through a secret window in a billboard advertising Call Me Bwana (1963), also produced by Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.
CAMEO(Ian Fleming): Author and James Bond creator Fleming is in the train scene, standing outside on the right of the train.
He is wearing gray trousers and a white sweater.
According to the book "Death of a President" (1964) by William Manchester, this was the last motion picture John F. Kennedy ever saw, on 20 November 1963, in the White House.
In the book, the decoder was called the Spektor but was changed to avoid confusion with SPECTRE.
In this film, James Bond does not say "Bond, James Bond.
" For the first time, we see the message "James Bond will return in ..." at the end of the film.
The wife of producer Harry Salzman is leaning out the window of the Orient Express, next the window containing Robert Shaw, as it leaves the station.
The helicopter carrying director Terrence Young during filming crashed over water, trapping the director below the surface for a considerable time in an air bubble inside the copter's canopy.
He was rescued and then immediately went back behind the camera with his arm in a sling.
Second and final appearance of Sylvia Trench.
The plan was for Sylvia to be a recurring character a la Moneypenny, but the idea was dropped after this film.
One of the only Bond films to make direct reference to a previous film.
Dr. No is mentioned by name, and Sylvia establishes the film takes place six months after Dr. No (1962).
Bond's trick attach - case is the first true Bond film gimmick.
It is also one of the only gimmicks to actually appear in Fleming's novels.
In the books, Bond often drives his beloved Bentley.
The car appears in this film for the only time in the regular series.
Walter Gotell, who plays Morzeny, would later become a regular in the Bond films as General Gogol.
Two actresses with bit parts would reappear in later films: Nadia Regin, who plays Kerim's girl, would play the dancer at the start of Goldfinger (1964), and Martine Beswick, one of the Gypsy girls, returned as Paula in Thunderball (1965).
Miscellaneous: Martine Beswick, who plays Zora, is credited as "Martin Beswick" in the opening title sequence.
Continuity: The truck hood is burned by air-bombing, then is unmarred.
Continuity: The flower truck changes when attacked by the helicopter.
Continuity: When talking to Klebb and Kronsteen at the end, Blofeld's ring swaps hands briefly.
Revealing mistakes: When Kerim is shot in the Gypsy camp, he clearly applies the fake blood to himself.