|Born||Sidney Syd Cain
April 16, 1918
Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
|Died||November 21, 2011
London, England, United Kingdom
Cain was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He survived a plane crash in Rhodesia during World War II, which broke his back, and also later survived being struck by lightning. For From Russia with Love, Cain designed a $150,000 set for a chess match which repeated the "chess pawn" motif throughout the room. He worked on a number of James Bond movies creating numerous gadgets.
Cain's name appears in documents in several films on which he worked. In Our Man in Havana where he was assistant art director his name features on the blueprints of a vacuum cleaner. Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy features an in joke of a racing form featuring the horse Jon Finch is to bet on is owned by a "Mrs S. Cain".
- Lolita 1962
- Road to Hong Kong 1962
- Dr. No 1962 uncredited Art Director on Jamaica locations
- Hot Enough for June (1964)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
- Frenzy (1972)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- Aces High (1976)
- Shout at the Devil (1976)
- The Wild Geese (1978)
- The Sea Wolves (1980)
- Syd Cain (2000). Inside From Russia with Love (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- MI6-HQ Copyright 2011 (1918-04-16). "Syd Cain (1918–2011): The Home Of James Bond 007". mi6-hq.com. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- Newman, Kim (1 December 2011). "Syd Cain obituary". The Guardian.