On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Leader of SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro Blofeld who is going by the French version of his name is living in Switzerland and runs a research laboratory specialising in diseases of humans and livestock wants to find out if he has the right to the noble status of ‘Count’ which supposedly goes back generations in his family. James Bond, Having been trying to track Blofeld down for a long while is taken off the case but decides to go rogue and assumes the identity of a British genealogist in order to be invited and thus infiltrate Blofeld’s Swiss mountain lair.
Lazenby quit the franchise after this film having been told by his agent that James Bond was a 60s fad and would go out of fashion into the 70s. What a mistake.
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Michael Caine as former MI5 agent Harry Palmer goes to Helsinki after being given a job over the telephone. When he arrives he learns that the job is a setup by his old pal who wants to offer him a bigger job, One given to them by a computer. This meeting will end up with him trying to prevent a fanatical retired US General who owns the mission delivering computer from invading the Soviet Union in Riga, Latvia.
This is an unintentionally funny film. The US General is something of a comical over-acted patriotic mad man. I enjoyed Funeral In Berlin, Another Palmer film but not this one so much.