Live And Let Die (1973) Firsts

  • First appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond
  • First time Q does not appear
  • First appearance of David Hedison as Felix Leiter (Returns in Licence to Kill)
  • First psychic woman
  • First African American villain
  • First dealings with drugs
  • First time Bond smokes a cigar
  • First appearance of Clifton James (J.W. Pepper)
  • First time Bond uses an LED watch instead of analog
  • First time Bond drives a Bus
  • First time there is a henchman with just one arm
  • First time Bond buys something in a shop, “A cloth Snake”
  • First time Bond has something to do with the supernatural (Voodoo)
  • First time Bond does not appear in the pre-title sequence
  • First henchman with a physical disability (Julius W. Harris)
  • First times a bond song is nominated for an academy award. (Excluding Casino Royale)
  • First time 007 goes to New York City
  • First time 007 goes to an urban ghetto (Harlem, New York City)
  • First time where a United Nations diplomat is killed in a Bond film
  • First time Bond uses a hang-glider
  • First time a relative of a former Bond assistant appears on screen (Quarrel Jr.)
  • First time 007 kisses an African American woman
  • First appearance of Jane Seymour in a major film
  • First time that the Chevrolet Motor Division (General Motors) provided vehicles in a Bond film
  • First time Bond has a partner from the Italian Secret Service.
  • First time 007 goes to New Orleans, Louisiana
  • First time a fictitious nation is mentioned in a Bond film (San Monique)
  • First appearance of a drug manufacturing facility (disguised as a crocodile farm)
  • First time 007’s Walther PPK is damaged on screen
  • First time 007 uses a Smith and Wesson Model 29 revolver (.44 Magnum)
  • First time 007 throws gasoline on a villain
  • First time a boat crashes into a wedding cake
  • First time Bond does not wear a fedora hat in the gunbarrel sequence