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Dr. No (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 7 October 1962 (UK)
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

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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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7 October 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El satánico Dr. No  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lois Maxwell was initially in line to play the part of Sylvia Trench but turned it down, as she didn't care for the scene where the only thing Trench wears is one of 007's shirts. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is invited to Miss Taro's house she gives the address 239 Magenta Drive. When Bond says he is calling a taxi, he gives the address 2171 Magenta Drive. See more »

Quotes

Professor Dent: Bond came to see me this morning.
Dr. No: Yes. I know. I gave orders that he should be killed. Why is he still alive?
Professor Dent: Our attempts failed.
Dr. No: *Your* attempts failed. I do not like failure. You are not going to fail me again, Professor.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Under the Mango Tree (Instrumental)
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Written by Monty Norman
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The Dr. is in.
1 January 2004 | by (Middletown MD, USA) – See all my reviews

No matter whether or not you like this film in the end...if you don't get some feeling of joy the first time Sean Connery says "Bond. James Bond." at the card table, I feel sorry for you.

This Bond film has a lot less stuff going in it than most, but for what it's worth, and what it has inspired, it's a classic.

People who can't tolerate and appreciate older cinema from the 60's might laugh at the action scenes, set and costume design of the movie, but if one considers the year in which this was made, it's all rather exquisite. The film is also full of things that would be considered politically incorrect, and the way Bond and Moneypenny flirt in the office would ensue mass sexual harassment lawsuits in this day and age.

The film has an underused villain in Dr. No. Joseph Wiseman sets the standard on how Bond villains, and the majority of how other movie villains, act. One of the things that I love about Bond films is that you will see things that you will never see in other movies. I mean where else but a Bond film would a half Chinese, half German man with metal hands and a compulsive paranoia about radiation, with metal hands live on an island with a "dragon-mobile"?

Dr. No is a definite good start to the Bond series. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder may only be there for eye candy...but she's great eye candy. Sean Connery is Bond, and pure enjoyment while in this role. So if you are looking for a classic enjoyable movie, this is just what the doctor ordered.


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