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In the most notoriously titled Bond film of all, 007 joins forces with a mysterious and beautiful master thief to stop a deposed Afghan prince from provoking a nuclear incident at the hottest point of the Cold War.
When a double-O man turns up dead at the British consulate in East Berlin, dressed as a circus clown and clutching a fake Fabergé egg, Bond traces the bizarre mystery to an exiled Afghan prince, Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan). Following the prince to his palace in India, Bond discovers that Khan is engaged in a smuggling scheme with a renegade Soviet general, with the aim of staging a nuclear accident on a US Air Force base in West Germany — which will force the NATO powers to disarm their nukes and clear the way for a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. If for nothing else, Roger Moore's penultimate Bond outing — named by Homer Simpson as his favourite thing about England ("I must have seen that movie . . . twice") — is notable for bearing the most notorious title of the series, derived from the moniker of the mysterious, beautiful master thief (Maud Adams, who had previously played Scaramanga's ill-fated mistress in The Man With the Golden Gun) with whom Bond allies to foil Khan's plot.