Roger Moore returned to our screens as 007 quickly after Live and Let Die and was joined by a great cast including the sexy Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, which marks the ninth feature in our “20 days of 007” series of film reviews. This film also contains Maud Adams who plays Andrea Anders (Scaramanga’s girlfriend), she would later go on to play the title role in Octopussy.
When a golden bullet with 007 engraved upon it is sent to MI6, they believe that it is from professional assassin Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), who is known as “the man with the golden gun” because of his gold gun and bullets. Although 007 is relieved of his duties until this “crisis” is over, he feels that it is necessary for him to continue his investigation. He soon discovers that Scaramanga may not be after him and that the “007 bullet” could well be a distress signal.
Although this is often considered to be a bad Bond film by many, I personally really liked it. Christopher Lee is great as the villain and Britt Ekland hit the nail on the head with attractive airhead Mary Goodnight. I also really enjoy the wit and stunts enclosed in what I would consider a great Bond package.