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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7 October 1962 (UK)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$16,067,035 (USA)
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Trivia

Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman used Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) as the template for this film and the subsequent early James Bond films. In fact, the role of James Bond was first offered to Cary Grant, the star of North by Northwest (1959), who would commit to one film only and was otherwise too old, and then to its suave and urbane villain, James Mason, who would commit to only two, while Broccoli and Saltzman wanted an actor willing to make a multi-film commitment to the role and the projected series. American actor Steve Reeves also turned the role down. At the time, Reeves had become an international box office sensation in a group of European-made mythological/historical spectacles. Acoording to legend, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan of Danger Man (1960) turned the role down on moral grounds. Other actors considered for the lead role included Trevor Howard, Rex Harrison, Stewart Granger, Richard Johnson, William Franklyn, Richard Todd, Stanley Baker, Ian Hendry (co-star of The Avengers (1961)) and Richard Burton. Director John Frankenheimer claims Broccoli offered him the role of James Bond. According to Albert R. Broccoli's autobiography "When the Snow Melts", Roger Moore was Ian Fleming's choice to play Bond, largely based on his performance as The Saint (1962). This, however, turns out not to be true, as The Saint (1962) didn't begin airing in the UK until October 1962, one day after the premiere of Dr. No (1962). David Niven, too old for a serious Bond, played the parody Bond in Casino Royale (1967), and Roger Moore played the official James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973) and six other movies. 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

Construction Worker: [Hearse chasing Bond drives off a cliff] How did it happen?
James Bond: I think they were on their way to a funeral.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Love At Last
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Written by Monty Norman
Performed by Monty Norman
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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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