Here is another entry in my video series examining the James Bond films in historical context. In this video, we deal with the first existential crisis in the Bond series: Connery’s departure, the uncertain gamble on a new actor (George Lazenby), and the challenging cultural and political context of 1968-69 when everything seemed to be coming apart.

The previous videos in the series can be found here: Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967).

Here is the original trailer for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Promotional art for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is copyright (C) by Eon Productions and/or MGM. I believe my inclusion of it here, and images in the video from the movie, are permissible under fair use.