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Dr. No (1962)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  8 May 1963 (USA)
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A suave and skilled government agent named James Bond, looks for answers about a missing colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

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John Kitzmiller ...
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Photographer (as Margaret Le Wars) (as Marguerite Lewars: end credits)
William Foster-Davis ...
Superintendent (as Wm. Foster-Davis)
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Storyline

James Bond (007) is Britain's top agent and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons" and a trio of assassins, known as the three blind mice. Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No. Written by simon_hrdng

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007 The double "O" means he has a license to kill when he chooses...where he chooses...whom he chooses! See more »


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Release Date:

8 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El satánico Dr. No  »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,067,035 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor) (as Technicolor ©)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The directing job was originally offered to Guy Hamilton, Guy Green and Ken Hughes. Bryan Forbes was also asked to direct. They all turned it down. Phil Karlson was also considered. In the end, Terence Young directed Dr. No (1962), and then returned for From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). See more »

Goofs

After Honey is finished being showered and decontaminated, the technician passes a Geiger counter over her and reports, "Practically zero - she's clean." However, in the very next shot, from the side, Honey is plainly seen removing her hands from the machine used to decontaminate radioactive particles from the fingernails. This action is redundant. See more »

Quotes

Dr. No: I'm a member of SPECTRE
James Bond: SPECTRE?
Dr. No: SPECTRE. Special Executive for Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion. The four great cornerstones of power headed by the greatest brains in the world.
James Bond: Correction. Criminal brains!
Dr. No: The successful criminal brain is always superior. It has to be!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, John Kitzmiller's name is misspelled "John Kitzmuller". See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Dr. No's Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Monty Norman
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User Reviews

 
"That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your six."
16 October 2006 | by (Manhattan) – See all my reviews

I recently embarked on a mission of my own. To watch all the Bond films in order. Believe me, it's not as easy as it sounds. Finding all of them is nearly impossible. Blockbuster's weak collection hardly does any justice, so I ended up buying most of my favorites.

I'm sorry to say, but to me Sean Connery is the only Bond. With the single exception being Craig in "Casino Royale". When I was growing up, I did enjoy Moore's villains, but now his portrayal seems almost goofy. Moore was just an old guy in a tight suit.

Connery seems to be the only actor that understands who or what Bond is. He is a well-paid assassin. But he is not simply a murderer. Not afraid to close fist punch a woman in the face or hold the door open for her. Later actors too often forgot that Bond is supposed to be graceful yet brutish. Approachable yet cold hearted.

"I admire your courage, Miss...? Sylvia Trench: I admire your luck, Mr...? Bond. James Bond." This could well be my favorite line in cinema history. Not the often lame interpretations, but during the opening scene at the card table. It still gives me chills.

I just wish they would get back to the basics. How many explosions and car chases does a person need to see. I thought he was a spy, they went and turned him into Rambo.


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