* CastTheExpert: Shady Tree was played by a real life stand up comic, Leonard Barr.
* DeletedRole: Creator/SammyDavisJr filmed a cameo that ended up on the cutting room floor.
* DeletedScene:
** A cameo by Creator/SammyDavisJr.
** Wint and Kidd killing Shady Tree with a BangFlagGun that fires real bullets.
** Plenty O'Toole having dinner with Bond, ending with Plenty inviting herself to Bond's apartment, where she struts her stuff once she's been stripped down to her bare essentials... only to have a NakedFreakOut when the "pervert's convention" throws her out the window.
** After being thrown out the window Plenty returns to Bond's apartment soaking wet and wearing nothing but a white ModestyTowel to hide her shame in the hopes of retrieving her clothes and to see what has become of Bond. After seeing him having sex with Tiffany an angry Plenty almost leaves... but not before going through Tiffany's purse and finding her address. It doesn't work out well for her...
* ExecutiveMeddling: When the film aired on ABC the network had the scene where Lana Wood, as Plenty O'Toole, walked around wearing nothing but a flimsy pair of see through pink panties artificially altered to make it appear as though she were wearing a black bra with black panties - despite the fact that her backless purple satin dress clearly showed that she had no bra.
* FatalMethodActing: [[spoiler:Closely averted by Lana Wood when the cement block she was tied to in the swimming pool slipped down the sloping floor of the pool and dragged her underneath. Fortunately crew members spotted and rescued her.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/SeanConnery received $1,250,000 but used it to set up a charity to help poorer families in Scotland with their education costs.
* OldShame: Defied, at least as far as Jill St. John is concerned. In the "Bond Girls Are Forever" TV special, she has a few fairly scornful things to say about actresses who view their Bond Girl roles this way.
* TheOtherDarrin: Blofeld (which makes him get ''hair'' this time), Leiter (the fourth actor to portray him!) and Bond himself.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/SeanConnery had flings with both Jill St. John and Lana Wood during filming.
* SameLanguageDub: Lana Wood was dubbed for some reason.
* ScullyBox: Lana Wood needed one when on screen with Creator/SeanConnery. Except of course, in the scenes where she was lacking her clothes, for which she was given extra high heels to wear in order to compensate for the height difference, as a body double would not have worked for obvious reasons.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The codes that control the satellite are stored on a tape cassette that protrudes prominently in Tiffany's bikini bottom. Today, a flash drive would've been more discreet, though there'd still be the communication SNAFU between Bond and Tiffany
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/AdamWest was offered the part of James Bond for this film. He declined out of respect, saying he felt the role should only be played by a British actor.
** Creator/RogerMoore was offered the role of Bond, but he was busy with ''Series/ThePersuaders''.
** Creator/BurtReynolds and Creator/ClintEastwood also declined Bond for the same reason.
** In Richard Maibaum's original screenplay, the villain was not Blofeld, but [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Auric Goldfinger's]] vengeful twin brother, to also be played by Creator/GertFrobe. This was scrapped when Tom Mankiewicz was brought in for rewrites.
** Creator/JaneFonda, Creator/FayeDunaway and Creator/RaquelWelch were considered for Tiffany Case.
** Richard Maibaum's original idea for the ending was a giant boat chase across Lake Mead with Blofeld being pursued by Bond and all the Las Vegas casino owners who would be sailing in their private yachts. Bond would rouse the allies into action with a spoof of Lord Nelson's famous cry, "Las Vegas expects every man to do his duty." Maibaum was misinformed; there were no Roman galleys or Chinese junks in Las Vegas, and the idea was too expensive to replicate, so it was dropped.
** Maibaum may have thought the eventual oil rig finale a poor substitute, but it was originally intended to be much more spectacular. Armed frogmen would jump from the helicopters into the sea and attach limpet mines to the rig's legs (this explains why frogmen appear on the movie's poster). Blofeld would have escaped in his BathoSub and Bond would have pursued him hanging from a weather balloon. The chase would have then continued across a salt mine with the two mortal enemies scrambling over the pure white hills of salt before Blofeld would fall to his death in a salt granulator. Permission was not granted by the owners of the salt mine. It also made the sequence too long.
** It was originally revealed that Blofeld survived the end of the film and the filmmakers were planning on bringing him back for one last outing in the next film, but the legal controversy made that impossible.
** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Ilse Steppat died before ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' was released.
** Mr. Wint originally killed Dr. Tynan by shoving the scorpion into his mouth.
** Music/PaulWilliams was originally cast as Mr. Wint. When he couldn't agree with the producers on compensation, Bruce Glover replaced him.
** Music/PaulMcCartney was the first choice to write the title song for this Bond movie but this did not eventuate until [[Film/LiveAndLetDie the next film]].
* YouLookFamiliar:
** Charles Gray (Blofeld) earlier played a British agent in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Ironically, said agent is murdered by SPECTRE, so he is basically playing the man ultimately responsible for his own death.
** David Bauer (Morton Slumber) had previously played an American diplomat in ''You Only Live Twice'' and Shane Rimmer (Tom) played a Hawaii Radar Operator in the same film.
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