Thunderball’s Electrocution of Spectre Agent

A grisly end to Number 9

On this day in 1965, the scene from Thunderball where Number 9 is electrocuted for embezzlement, was filmed. The agent’s chair sinking into the floor was production designer Ken Adam’s idea. He said: “I felt by this time that a Bond film needed a moving set, so it didn’t just become a tableau. And it was also quite funny.”

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