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Herschel Saltzman (October 27, 1915 – September 28, 1994), better known as Harry Saltzman, was a Canadian film producer best known for co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli until selling his share of the franchise to United Artists in 1975. He retired from the business at that point with the exception of producing the 1988 British-Italian-Yugoslavian co-production Time of the Gypsies.

Background and filmography[]

Saltzman joined forces with Albert "Cubby" Broccoli in 1962 to create the production company, EON Productions, and their first film in the James Bond series, Dr. No. Saltzman remained Broccoli's partner up to 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun. In total, Saltzman produced nine James Bond films. In addition to the creation of EON Productions, he and Broccoli also started Danjaq, LLC, a holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks of James Bond on screen. Danjaq is a combination of Broccoli's and Saltzman's wives' names and the parent company of EON Productions. In 1975, after financial difficulties, Saltzman sold his 50% stake in Danjaq to United Artists Corporation. The resulting legalities over the Bond property delayed production of the next Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, for three years.[1]

Other notable productions outside Bond include The Ipcress File (1965), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968, based on an Ian Fleming work), and Call Me Bwana (1963) starring Bob Hope. Call Me Bwana was the only film to be produced by EON Productions outside of the James Bond franchise in the 20th century.

On September 28, 1994, Saltzman died from a heart attack at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, two daughters, and a sister.[2]

Bond Filmography[]

Year Title Role Other notes
1962 Dr. No (film) Producer Released
1963 From Russia with Love (film) Producer Released
1964 Goldfinger (film) Producer Released
1965 Thunderball (film) Producer Released
1967 You Only Live Twice (film) Producer Released
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film) Producer Released
1971 Diamonds Are Forever (film) Producer Released
1973 Live and Let Die (film) Producer Released
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (film) Producer Released



  1. Inside The Spy Who Loved Me. The Spy Who Loved Me Ultimate Edition, Disc 2. 2000. MGM/UA Home Video.
  2. Harry Saltzman, 78, Bond-Film Producer. The New York Times.

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