Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart, whose previous subjects have ranged from JFK to Mao Tse-Tung, focuses his attention on everyone's favorite dinner-jacketed spy in Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond. Roger Moore, who'd played Bond from 1973 through 1985, hosts this roundup of filmclips and interviews. Scriptwriter Richard Schickel calls upon his film-history expertise to place Bond in context with his fellow cinematic secret agents. The best moments include a montage of 007 gadgetry and a pageant of such Bond girls as Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman and Barbara Bach. Happy Anniversary 007 closes with preview clips for the then-latest Bond flick The Living Daylights (1987), starring Timothy Dalton as the indomitable Bond...James Bond.