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Dr. No (1962)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kitzmiller ...
Quarrel (as John Kitzmuller)
Yvonne Shima ...
Michel Mok ...
Marguerite LeWars ...
Photographer (as Margaret Le Wars) (as Marguerite Lewars: end credits)
William Foster-Davis ...
Superintendent (as Wm. Foster-Davis)


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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Release Date:

8 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El satánico Dr. No  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)


$16,067,035 (USA)

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(Westrex Recording System)


(Technicolor) (as Technicolor ©)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The World Premiere of Dr. No (1962) was held on 5th October 1962 at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London. The launch of the first ever James Bond film in a cinema was attended by Sean Connery, Zena Marshall and James Bond creator Ian Fleming. See more »


Tarantula bites, while painful, are hardly lethal. It makes no sense to use one as an assassination attempt. See more »


Felix Leiter: You Limeys can be pretty touchy about trespassing.
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Crazy Credits

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


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Under the Mango Tree
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If Only All Bond Films Were This Good
8 December 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Watching DR NO after all these years the first thing to strike me is how gritty it all is . The villains are cruel and not below shooting unarmed women in the back so who better to take them on than an equally cold hearted killer namely James Bond 007 . Bond must have shocked cinema audiences in the 1960s , no one described as a good guy in pre Bond cinema ever shot one of the bad guys in the back no matter what the provocation . John Wayne didn`t do it and neither did Errol Flynn but here we see Sean Connery doing it even though he didn`t have to .

And I`m making no distinction between Sean Connery and the character he plays , James Bond is Sean Connery . Try saying " James Bond " out loud . Done it ? Notice the slightly slurred Scottish brogue . Try it again . See it`s impossible not to say " Bond. Jamesh Bond " Let`s not forget Connery made Bond a cultural icon and Connery was at one point the world`s most famous and highest paid movie star .Not bad for a man who started off life in an Edinburgh tenement and whose first paid job was as a milk boy

One final thing I noticed about DR N0 is how tightly written and paced it is. Plot point is followed by murder attempt followed by plot point followed by murder attempt followed by plot point. At no time does any of this seem forced and at no time do we see 15-20 minutes padded out with a ridculous stunt sequence . If only all Bond films were as good as this or GOLDFINGER

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