On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Yes, this is the Bond movie everyone hates because it stars the drippiest 007 ever — a male model named George Lazenby who had the misfortune of being neither a real actor, nor Sean Connery. But, as an artifact of midcentury cheese, this film cannot be beat.
Bond’s paramour is played by The Avengers star Diana Rigg, the official queen of the jumpsuit. And the Bond villain, played by Telly Savalas, attempts a world takeover by brainwashing 12 beautiful women at a Swiss allergy clinic (no really) into “angels of death.” Have I mentioned that these women are played by a Pre-Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley and an assortment of Playboy bunnies?
One hundred percent worth it for the groovy late-’60s fashion (Rib-knit jumpsuits! Cheetah pants!), and the laughably anti-climactic chase scene on skis.
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