The Man With the Golden Gun
, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond (Live and Let Die
was the first), whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), who rules the roost on a well-fortified island. Scaramanga's aide-de-camp is Nick Nack, played by future Fantasy Island
co-star Herve Villechaize. Britt Ekland plays the bikinied Mary Goodnight, whose clumsy efforts to help Bond thwart Scaramanga are almost as destructive as the elusive solar device. The Man With the Golden Gun
was adapted by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz from Ian Fleming
's last James Bond novel, which had to be published posthumously in "rough draft" form.