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Dr. No (1962)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  8 May 1963 (USA)
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A resourceful government agent seeks answers in a case involving 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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island | cia agent | cia | scientist | jamaica | See more »

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Release Date:

8 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. No  »

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Box Office

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

Ursula Andress was apparently paid $6000 for doing the picture. She had a salary of $1000 per week for six weeks work. See more »

Goofs

Annabelle breaks a flash bulb and gouges Quarrel's right cheek producing a large amount of blood. In subsequent shots there is no wound on his face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Strangways: That's it. Hundred honors and ninety below.
Professor R. J. Dent: Nicely done, Strangways. I have to give it to you.
John Strangways: I must leave you for a few minutes. Order a round on my chit, will you Professor.
Professor R. J. Dent: Right.
Gen. Potter: Damn it all! Must you break off at this time every evening?
John Strangways: Sorry, General. My managing director is a creature of habit. There's a call booked through to me every day about this time.
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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 (Instrumental)
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"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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