!!The film:
* EvenBetterSequel: To ''Film/DrNo'' and might have gotten its own in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
* FridgeLogic: Couldn't the Gypsy Prince decide FOR HIMSELF which girl to marry?
* HilariousInHindsight: Bond saying on being issued his Q gadgets, "I shouldn't think I'll need it on this assignment."
** Sean Connery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[MurderOnTheOrientExpress Murder on the Orient Express]]''.
* HoYay / EvenTheGuysWantHim:
-->'''Kerim Bey''': "James, life in Istanbul will never be the same without you."
* MemeticMutation: From [X] With Love.
* MoralEventHorizon: For most of the film, Grant appears to simply be a professional doing his work. Then he and Bond finally meet and we see what a twisted bastard he really is.
-->"My orders are to kill you and deliver the Lektor. How I do it's my business. It'll be slow and painful. The first shot won't kill you. Nor the second. Nor even the third. Not until you crawl over here and ''kiss my foot''!"
* {{Narm}} / MundaneMadeAwesome: Bond checks into his hotel room and casually walks around checking for bugs...with the Bond theme playing in the background ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqzbtcp72yk the whole time]]''. It's like the Bond canon version of [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the bots]] blurting out "BA-DA-BA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!" during the boring bits of ''[[Film/AgentForHarm Agent For H.A.R.M.]]''.
** Not so MundaneMadeAwesome: Klebb trying to kill Bond by kicking him in the crotch with her poison tipped shoe while he holds her at bay with a chair.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The actor playing Kerim Bey dabs his arm with a red sponge to simulate being shot during the gypsy camp fight.

!!The novel:
* ValuesDissonance: Not only does Darko Kerim hold a stated belief in the "rape is love" principle, but his own history with women also makes his role as a ''sympathetic character'' (one of a very small group of people Bond considers friends) border on the absurd.