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Morzeny is the director of the training center of the international terrorist organization SPECTRE who was created for the 1963 film From Russia With Love; he does not appear in the novel. Morzeny is played by the late actor Walter Gotell, who later portrayed General Gogol, head of the KGB during the Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton years.

Film biography

Morzeny appears on SPECTRE Island early in the film, before the opening credits, as the coordinator of the training center of SPECTRE, which marks the time that the assassin Red Grant took to kill a student who wore a mask of James Bond, making clear Grant trained to run the English spy in a future meeting.

Morzeny and his assistant Rhoda rans Ernst Stavro Blofeld's training grounds on island and guided Rosa Klebb there where she first inspected, then recruited Red Grant.

Later in the movie, Blofeld has him execute Kronsteen for devising a failed plan, which he gladly does using the poison-tipped shoe blade that Klebb would later use herself.

He and a flotilla of SPECTRE henchmen later pursue Bond and Tatiana Romanova on boats after they escape the Orient Express. After a deadly boat chase, Bond blows up some fuel tanks he drops into the water with a flare gun. This causes all of the enemy boats blow up and burn. Viewers witness Morzeny burning and subsequently falling into the water.

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